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Wasserturm Aquarius

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Recommended by 2189 out of 2280 cyclists


  • Andreas

    The Aquarius water tower has become one of the landmarks of the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr. Here you can learn a lot about water, its treatment and development in the water museum (set up by the local water supplier). Very interesting for families with children, as there is also a quiz in the water tower. Around the corner you will find a mobile snack bar on the bike path.

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    • September 19, 2019

  • Oliver

    The Styrumer Wasserturm is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful water towers in the Ruhrgebiet. It was built in 1893 by August Thyssen, is about 50 meters high and was designed to ensure the water supply to the Thyssen works. After the relocation of the works to Duisburg in 1912, the Rheinisch-Westfälische Wasserwerksgesellschaft (RWW) took over this plant and thus provided the population until 1982. Then the water tower was decommissioned. In 1992 RWW opened the Aquarius Water Museum here. It is today an anchor point and part of the Route Industrial Heritage, which speaks for the peculiarity of the museum. Particularly striking is the tower by its unusual side entrance
    Address: Burgstraße 70, 45476 Mülheim an der Ruhr
    Opening hours:
    Tuesday 10: 00-18: 00
    Wednesday 10: 00-18: 00
    Thursday 10: 00-18: 00
    Friday 10: 00-18: 00
    Saturday 10: 00-18: 00
    Sunday 10: 00-18: 00
    Closed on Mondays

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    • January 10, 2017

  • Naturliebhabär 🐻🚶🚴🏼‍♂️🏃

    Entrance fees:
    Adults 4.00 EUR,
    Children, discounts, groups 3.00 EUR
    Families 12.00 EUR
    Opening times and prices in detail here:

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    • April 3, 2017


    Small kiosk and a visit to Aquarius is informative about our drinking water.

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    • June 10, 2017

  • Maik

    The element of water is the focus of the Aquarius Water Museum in Mülheim an der Ruhr. In one of the most beautiful water towers of the Ruhr area.

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    • June 24, 2017

  • Dietmar, weine nicht wenn der Regen fällt....

    Historic water tower from 1892, built v. August Thyssen now houses a museum.

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    • January 5, 2016

  • Gerrit 🚲🌲🌳🥾🚶‍♂️🎒🏞

    The building is great from the outside - there is a museum on the inside - opening hours daily (except Mondays) from 10 am to 6 pm (admission until 5 pm).

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    • January 29, 2017


    The drinking water cycle, here you can experience it.
    An informative exhibition for all ages in a beautiful old water tower.

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    • June 20, 2017

  • bienenfee

    From water storage to knowledge storage is a fitting motto for this museum. The knowledge is conveyed through multimedia.
    With a chip card you can visit the individual stations of knowledge about the water and call up relevant information. I had a.o. completed the Ruhr Valley adventure trip with the bicycle shown. The bells, brakes and gears on the bike were used to navigate the menu for a film about the Ruhr Valley and don't forget to pedal in order to achieve the desired film progress. Makes a lot of fun.
    At a height of 35 m there is a wonderful panorama of the Ruhr region, whose visit will reward you with a great view.

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    • September 18, 2018

  • Jojo

    Imposing building with an interesting interior.
    Temporarily closed at the moment due to corona.

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    • March 25, 2020

  • Sebastian

    The water tower is an anchor point on the industrial heritage route:

    So a museum on the subject of water. A drinking fountain in front of it would be suitable :-)

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    • April 28, 2018

  • kakauly

    For cyclists and others with less than two and a half hours there is a 2 € ticket for a quick overview

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    • August 10, 2018

  • Sebastian

    Worth as a highlight on a route, as well as anchor point of a tour. The water tower is a museum on the subject .... Water! Part of the Route Industrial Heritage

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    • April 22, 2018

  • Andre GRAßE

    The Aquarius explains everything about water, Although the tower is not huge you should plan about 2-3 hours to discover everything.

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    • March 30, 2019

  • Andre GRAßE

    In Aquarius you can learn a lot about water.
    Please plan 2-3 hours there is a lot to discover

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    • March 30, 2019

  • Frank

    Nice view over the Ruhr area and a very interesting destination.

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    • September 16, 2019

  • Rentforter

    Great photo opportunity, necessarily. The largest walk-in camera obscura in the world was installed in the dome of the old Broicher water tower on the occasion of the Mülheim State Garden Show in 1992.

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    • May 11, 2016

  • Gerrit 🚲🌲🌳🥾🚶‍♂️🎒🏞

    The water tower is an incredibly impressive structure. The Camera Obscura, which was installed here, is definitely worth a visit.

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    • January 29, 2017

  • Gorrth

    The tower is currently closed

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    • February 17, 2021

  • Simau

    We also found it worth seeing, but can one really go there as well?

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    • January 20, 2017

  • Detlef Black

    Former water tower with museum and small park with rest area

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    • April 13, 2020

  • Franky on tour🚴‍♂️💨

    Water tower with museum. Also known from WDR Wunderschön

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    • July 4, 2020

  • Rui

    Everything in good condition!

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Beastmaster

    A very interesting museum, which explains a lot of interesting facts about water and water management. Also suitable for children.

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    • August 8, 2020

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