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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Martin Hudec (8 months ago)
Best place to try local wines. They also do tasting, great service, well experienced staff about local wines and vineyards. Atmosphere is amazing, sitting 5m from the river enjoying the view. I can highly recommend!!!
Marek Šolc (9 months ago)
A place with a beautiful view of the surrounding area, there is a bar, where you can have refreshments. There is a bar on the ground floor, on the first floor there is a smaller hall for concerts or various events.
Imre Eszik (9 months ago)
Very charming place with tasty coffee
I aM. (12 months ago)
Amazing hospitality, soul view of river Drava & the best champagne in town ?
Beatriz Araújo (15 months ago)
Very cute place down the river. Mostly during autumn and no one around is very beautiful and calm.
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