October 5th 2016

Esbjerg 015 - Esbjerg Water Tower

Esbjerg 015 – Esbjerg Water Tower

Esbjerg 015 – The Water Tower

Esbjerg Water Tower has stood tall as THE landmark of Esbjerg, since it’s completion in 1897.

The iconic water tower was designed by architect Christian Hjerrild Clausen, who was greatly inspired by the Gothic style of medieval Haus Nassau in Nürnberg, Germany.

The water tower was erected on a burial mound from the Bronze Age, atop a cliff, overlooking the harbour.

Initially, the tank in the water tower had a capacity of 131 m3, but consumption grew so fast that in 1904 a supplementary container with a capacity of 525 m3 needed to be installed on Nygårdsvej. It became obvious that from the very start, the container in the water tower had been too small. From 1902, water was pumped directly to the consumers, the containers only being used to store excesses.

Esbjerg Water Tower is located at Havnegade 22, 6700 Esbjerg.

 

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