watergate from the
18th century

Wasserkunst

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Why locals love it

The Wasserkunst is a good opportunity for crossing the Leine-river when walking along. I love the steel bridge from 1915 especially in autumn and the white building with its gothic little towers.. which will be now renovated.

Why you should visit it

The Gate was built in 1696, when they needed water with high pressure for the big fountain (formerly 35 m, nowadays 85 m high) in Herrenhäuser Gärten. They impounded the Leine-river and inside the building are wheels and stuff for getting the water. For the ships the arranged the canal

Special tip

At the gate you can see marks from former high tides: 1808 and 1946

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This bridge looks amazing!
Ülane
Traveller
January 8, 2016
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