Water Tower

Maribor, Slovenia

The Maribor Water Tower is a late-Renaissance tower dating from 1555. It is of pentagonal form and consists of massive stone blocks interspersed with embrasures. It was built to secure the southeast part of the Maribor city walls from the direction of the river.

At present, the Water Tower houses a wine shop which specializes in top-quality Slovenian wines. It is Slovenia's oldest wine cellar, and is situated in what is now the center of Maribor. The shop is on the ground floor. The top floor of the tower contains a large, round hall with a high ceiling, reminiscent of a medieval banquet hall, which is dedicated entirely to wine tasting. The world's oldest grapevine is located on the side of a building a few hundred m away.



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Founded: 1555
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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Beatriz Araújo (5 months ago)
Very cute place down the river. Mostly during autumn and no one around is very beautiful and calm.
Miguelito Cocinero (9 months ago)
Very nice place to chill and eat a kebab :)
Rik Geuns (10 months ago)
Great wine bar in the heart of Maribor at the river. It's a quite place but easy to find. Great wines by the glass (3 euro per glass) from the Maribor area. The setting is great at sunset with the river nearby, see my pictures. Would definitely recommend when you're in Maribor and up for some wine!
Andrea Nori (11 months ago)
A building full of history, that must be absolutely visited if you are in Maribor. That's really a pity that is not a museum but a cafe. In my opinion, a museum would have been more interesting. However, I recommend it for taking good pictures and walking along the Drava
Jessica Helen Groombridge (2 years ago)
Very pretty place under the shade of the trees by the river. Friendly staff. very relaxed. Nice choice of value for money drinks - hot and cold.
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