Eber’s Water Towers – Luxembourg
The leading trade journal in Sweden, VA-tidskriften Cirkulation has since 1998 an article series under the heading Ebers vattentorn (Eber’s water towers), where Eber Ohlsson with text and photo presents interesting water towers in the world (except Scania and Sweden). Below is a free translation to English of these texts.
Eber’s water towers in Cirkulation 5/2020
A free translation to English:
Berdorf in Luxembourg, Bäerderf in Lëtzebuerg in the country’s language, is a small town that got its first water tower in 1901, a tower that was destroyed in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. When the church tower was destroyed in a fire in 1941, they were both replaced with a new combined church and water tower in 1951.
In 2015, a new 56 meter high water tower, Aquatower, was ready, with a reservoir of 500 m³, where there are also exhibition and viewing rooms, all at a cost of 6.5 MEUR. You can visit the tower for a fee and get information about water and geology as well as a panoramic view. Outside the tower are water play equipment.