Water tower (Rastatt)

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The Rastatt water tower was put into operation on September 20, 1901 after six months of construction.

Rastatt water tower

The water tower has a total height of 47.30 m and a diameter of 11.40 m at its base. It can be found near the Pagodenburg and the Einsiedeln chapel and is higher than the town church . The water reservoir has a volume of 670 cubic meters . Filling of the tower began as early as December 1901. The water pressure alone, which can be achieved by its height, had to last until 1990, until technical extensions adapted the Rastatt water pressure to modern standards.


As early as the 18th century, Rastatt had a water tower with the Brunnenhaus, which fed the city's fountains via a system of pipes. When the walls of the Rastatt Fortress began to be razed, a great building boom set in. In order to meet the new requirements, the Karlsruhe architecture professor Friedrich Ratzel created the plans for the new tower, and on April 6, 1901, the awarding of the work began.

In 1953 a café and restaurant was set up around the tower, which was enlarged in 1984.


  • Jörg Schlaich , Matthias Schüller: Engineering manager Baden-Württemberg. Bauwerk-Verlag, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-934369-01-4 , p. 518.
  • Jens U. Schmidt, Günther Bosch, Albert Baur: Water towers in Baden-Württemberg. Land of the water towers. Regia-Verlag, Cottbus 2009, ISBN 978-3-86929-002-7 .

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Coordinates: 48 ° 51 ′ 25 ″  N , 8 ° 12 ′ 28 ″  E