"Climb the Water Tower" Frombork Things to Do Tip by evaanna

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  Water Tower, Frombork
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      Water Tower, Frombork
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  • View from Water Tower to the east - Frombork
      View from Water Tower to the east
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  • Port and Vistula Bay from Water Tower - Frombork
      Port and Vistula Bay from Water Tower
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If you arrive in Frombork by boat and walk towards the Cathedral Hill, you can't really miss the Water Tower. Where in the 14th century used to be a mill on the canal connecting the Bauda River with the Vistula Bay, in 1571 a high Water Tower was erected, supplying the Cathedral Hill and the neighbouring buildings with water. The machinery inside it ceased to function in the 18th century and was dismantled towards the end of the 19th century. Partly damaged during WWII, the tower was restored in 1963 and now houses a cafe and a small gallery. The terrace at the top offers great views of the Vistula Bay with the port and Krynica Morska in the distance and of the town itself. The pavillion next to the tower houses the Tourist Information Centre "Globus". If you want to make sure you don't miss the most interesting places in Frombork, get a little guidebook there.

Address: Wieza Wodna, Elblaska 2
Phone: (55) 243-75-00

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2010
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