Water Tower

Water Tower

Renaissance city fort from the 16th century

Ground floor was transformed into a modern wine shop

This mighty Renaissance town fortification from the 16th century can be seen close by the river Drava at Lent, the street Usnjarska ulica, one of the oldest streets in the town, will lead you past it. The inhabitants built the tower on account of the constant fear of Turkish raids and with the tower moved the defence of the town also down to the river.

Today it stands on new foundations, 142 cm higher than originally. This was on account of the rising surface of the water on the completion of the dam in Mejle. Above the Water Tower from the walls of the old Jewish quarter rises the Jewish Tower.