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Luneburg Water Tower, Luneburg

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Lüneburg Water Tower (German: Wasserturm Lüneburg) is a water tower in the southeastern part of the Lüneburg old town in Lower Saxony, Germany, built by the architect Franz Krüger (1873–1936), from designs by Richard Kampf. Its erection was initiated on 3 October 1905, and the tower was taken into use in November 1907.

The water tower is 55 metres (180 ft) tall, and is the tallest building in the Lüneburg old town that is not a church. It stands between the considerably newer Nordlandhalle and the Johanneum, the latter now used as a school. The tower consists of a square base of 18 metres (59 ft) and a round portion which is walled up around a 500 cubic metres (18,000 cu ft) large water tank. The upper part is carried by 16 solid columns.

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  • Nice view from the top, a bit of explanation how it worked in the past, but nothing in English unfortunately. Beware there an elevator so you don't have climp the stairs all the way to the top.  more »
  • Nice view from the top. It is also nice to make photos from the bridge overlooking the tower. A must visit if you're in Lüneburg.  more »

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