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Lets speak about water towers

Water tower at Merano Railway Station

While travelling by train I often think about typical elements of landscape and architecture one can see through the train window. Are there any elements you can associate with a certain country or area?

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Renaissance Towers Water Towers

Water tower in Wels

Frontside of the Renaissance water tower (16th century) in Wels, Austria

This water tower in Wels was built in 1577/1579 by Wolfgang Khranlachner. Inside the tower, there is a pump designed by the watchmaker Clement Rench. The colourful façade painting was done by the artist Niclas Linkh.

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Landmarks Water Towers

Water tower in Mannheim

Water tower in Mannheim, Germany

The water tower at the Friedrich Square (Friedrichsplatz) in Mannheim is the landmark of the city. It was built in the years 1886-1889 according to the plans of Gustav Halmhuber. Mannheim is also known as ‘The City of Squares’ (Quadratestadt), as its streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern. [German]