Wasserturmhochhaus Großheide – Mönchengladbach, Germany - Atlas Obscura

Mönchengladbach, Germany

Wasserturmhochhaus Großheide

This highrise residential building looks mundane, but hides a water tower and WWII bunker.  

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Wasserturmhochhaus Mönchengladbach appears to be a normal residential highrise building with 13 floors. However, this structure has a much richer history than just a mere residence. 

During World War II a shelter was constructed on the site. Once the war ended, a water tank was installed on the roof of the shelter to supply Mönchengladbach. 

Around 1949, 48 residential units were built encompassing the tower and bunker, giving it the appearance from the outside as just a highrise building. It has since been deemed a local landmark. 

Know Before You Go

The building can be only visited from outside. 

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