Finow water tower

Am Wasserturm 2
16227 Eberswalde


The water tower is THE symbol of the Finow valley! Climb up and experience the magnificent view! The major work of the architect Paul Mebes is one of the earliest examples of brick expressionism in Germany. The enormous brick tower is almost 49 metres high.

Do you recognise the gothic style elements? They make the building an architectural peculiarity. The yellow brick water tower was constructed on an area of 11 x 11 metres in 1917/1918.

At the time, it provided the brass work estate and factory with drinking and operating water. The building's owner was Hirsch Kupfer- & Messingwerke AG. The water tower was decommissioned in 1964 and extensively refurbished.

Today, a viewing platform is located in the tower which can be reached up 262 steps - from here, you have a wonderful view in the direction of Eberswalde and the surrounding vicinity. In good visibility, you can even see the Berlin TV tower! But there is also lots to discover in the tower: here you will find the "brass factory - a documentation of work" museum, which examines the 300 year history of the brass factory.

The Finow water tower is also a part of the high altitude pass Eberswalde.

Good to know: The tower's viewing platform is accessible by lift.

From Easter to the autumn holidays:


Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays from 10 am to 5 pm

adults: 3 €

pupils, apprentices and students: 1 €

children under 6 free