Vukovar Water Tower, Vukovar

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Vukovar water tower is a water tower in the Croatian city of Vukovar. It is one of the most famous symbols of Vukovar and the suffering of the city and the country in the Battle of Vukovar and the Croatian War of Independence, when the water tower and the city itself were largely destroyed by the Serbian forces.HistoryThe water tower was designed by the company Plan and built by Hidrotehna Zagreb, in the late 1960s. It was built in a city park, popularly known as Najpar-bašća, in the district of Mitnica.Until the war, the top of the tower was home to a restaurant with a view over Vukovar, Dunav and surrounding vineyards.During the Battle of Vukovar, the water tower was one of the most frequent targets of artillery. It was hit more than 600 times during the siege.FutureAfter the reintegration of Vukovar into the Republic of Croatia, reconstruction of the water tower was initiated by Croatian President Franjo Tuđman, but that has since changed. The water tower will not be restored to its original state and will instead become a memorial area to the pain and suffering that Vukovar endured. Before you head to Vukovar, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vukovar travel route planner, to make sure you see all that Vukovar has to offer, including Vukovar Water Tower.
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  • It's a standing reminder of the ravages of war and it's good that the citizens of Vukovar keep this water tower, with it's damage from the shelling of it by the Serbs, as a reminder of what happened.....  more »
  • If you come in the Vukovar this is a thing you must visit to see how much pain people of Vukovar suffered,this is a symbol of destroyed town and a symbol that shows to the world how strong people od.....  more »
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  • Well worth a visit, but being renovated Q3 2019. To appreciate it you will need to research or have a guide to hear about the Croatian war defence.
  • A symbol of Croatian spirit, resistance, defiance and invincibility in the face of overwhelming Serbian aggression. The famous Vukovar Water Tower. It was struck by over 600 Serb artillery shells during the 1991 siege of Vukovar, and was heavily damaged, but was not destroyed. It is now being restored internally but the outside will not be repaired to remind people of the tragedy of Vukovar.
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