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Beautiful view

Vattentornet i Slottsskogen

From here, you have a fantastic view of the city, the river and the sea.

The water tower is located at the highest point of Slottsskogen, 80 meters above sea level. During the summer, organized tours of the tower are arranged by Aquatorium.

The water tower was built in 1899 and designed by Adrian Peterson Crispin and his son Carl Crispin. The tower, also called “Kikaren”, the Binoculars, isn’t a water tower but an observation tower, built on a water reservoir. The view area has a terrace and a side placed staircase. The walls were built of rough granite blocks and strips of smaller stones. The decorative elements consist of cut stone.

Please note! The tower is only accessible by stairs.

Credits: Higab/Hans Wretling