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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Zmago Fluks (4 months ago)
Great view at the sunset
Mihael Wagner (7 months ago)
Lots of water. Good atmosphere.
Olivia Messner (8 months ago)
Nice place to see the river and enjoy some vine
Katharina Alfreider (9 months ago)
There's a nice vinothek
Andrew Stockton (9 months ago)
Good quality local wine, top location!
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