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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.

Emblems at the water tower of Wels, Austria

An educative detail: In the upper part of the tower, you can see 26 coat of arms. The emblems refer to those countries which were ruled by the House of Habsburg in the late 16th century.

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