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#67 Wasserturm (Water Tower) Mannheim (Germany)

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The civic symbol of Mannheim is the Wasserturm, a Romanesque water tower completed in 1886 that rises to 60 metres above the highest point of the are nouveau area Friedrichsplatz. The yellow Baroque sandstone building, which once served as a reservoir for drinking water, impresses with its intricately designed open staircase and various sculptures, such as of the sea goddess Amphritite.