After two years of construction, the 51 meters tall "new" water tower was completed in 1909. Architect Otto Greiß designed the tower in the Art Nouveau style. Inside are two steel tanks which hold a combined volume of 3 million liters of water. The upper tank supplies the higher districts. Its weight is carried only by the outer walls, which was unusual at the time. The water tower on Viersener street is still an important part of the water supply system in Mönchengladbach. From April to August, visitors can enjoy the view 234 steps above the city by participating in guided tours which start at 10am, 11am and noon on each first Saturday of the month.
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