famous building

Water Tower

Friedrichsplatz, 68161 Mannheim

Mannheim was once known as "Little Paris". When you see the area around the water tower, you'll understand why.

Without a doubt, the most popular landmark for all Mannheimers is the water tower or "Wasserturm" in German. No wonder it serves as the backdrop to so many wedding and holiday photos. Romantic and dreamy, it stands in one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau sites in Europe. Its fountains, promenades and arcades are a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. You get the best view of the water tower from one of the surrounding cafés on the Friedrichsplatz. Sitting under the arcades sipping a cup of coffee is guaranteed to give you a Mediterranean feeling.

On summer evenings, you can marvel at the water fountain choreography. In the winter, the Christmas market around the Wasserturm is worth a visit too.

Details of the water tower

  • Height: 60 m / 197 ft
  • Diameter: 19 m / 62 ft
  • Capacity: 2.000 litres / 528.34 gallons

The water fountains are in operation

  • Monday - Friday, from 12:00 - 14:00 and from 16:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday - Sunday, from 11:00 - 23:00
  • 7 alternating water pictures (every 15 min.)
Free entrance.


68161 Mannheim