This listed landmark from 1897 once provided water from the surrounding lakes to the nearby Mecklenburg town of Waren/Müritz, and it’s since found a new lease of life. The 35-meter-high, red-brick tower stands majestically atop a wooded hill at the edge of the Müritz National Park. It was saved from ruin by a cooperative who lovingly restored the building, transforming it into four sleek, modern apartments. Bold colour schemes make the quaint circular windows pop, while exposed wrought-iron pipes stand boldly alongside elegant white, wooden furniture.
The Water Tower is ideal for those in search of romantic respite, while friends and families will also find total escapism. Take to the lakes by boat, hike through the forests or unwind in the nearby spa before cosying up back at the tower to watch for shooting stars from your porthole-style window. I don’t know what’s more breathtaking, the Lake District or the Water Tower, either way, a stay here is a must.
Introducing the cooperative!
“Life here is about the simple pleasures: lazing by the lake, listening to the wind in the treetops, and watching the stars glint in the night’s sky as bats dart by. Each of us comes here to switch off, and we couldn’t imagine a better weekend escape.”
The co-op’s insider tips
Müritz Water Tower is located both at the edge of Müritz National Park, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the town of Waren/Müritz, overlooking two lakes.
You can reach the Water Tower in just under 2 hours with a car from Berlin and can park on site.
You can get a direct train to Waren/Müritz station from Berlin; from there, it’s a 35-minute walk(!) or a 10-minute taxi ride.