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Water tower

Local name: Víztorony

The Szeged Water Tower is a concrete structure from the early 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. Together with the mast it has a height of 55 meters and can hold 1000 m3 of water. The tower still performs its function of supplying water to the inhabitants, but it is also available for sightseeing and is a viewpoint.

On two floors of the tower there are two permanent exhibitions. One presents the history of soda water production, the other presents the history and development of physics. Inside the tower you can also see Foucault's pendulum, a simple device invented in the nineteenth century, which proves that the Earth rotates around its axis.

The Szeged water tower was built in 1904 according to the design of Szilard Zielinski, which was selected in a competition. This tower was the first building in Hungary, which was built using reinforced concrete technology. Zielinski became acquainted with this very modern technology at the time in 1900 at the World Exhibition in Paris.


Attractions inside

    Water tower map
    Szent István tér 6721 Szeged , Hungary