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košíkWater tower - Chrast

Czech Vodárenská věž

Chrašice 285, 538 51 Chrast

GPS: 49°54'12.45"N 15°56'45.97"E (269 m above sea level)

The water tower in Chrašice was established for the needs of the built water main to Chrastice Bishop's chateau, which was supplied with utility water from the mill race in the valley of the Žebro brook. In 1662, Martin Horunda of Bělá pod Bezděze was commissioned by the Bishop of Hradec Králové, Matouš Ferdinand of Bilenberg to build this pipeline.The piston pump, which was driven by a wooden wheel from the Chrašice mill, pumped water from the flume to the brick water tower. From there it led to the chateau in the town and later to the fountain on the square. The difference between the height... Full description

The water tower in Chrašice was established for the needs of the built water main to Chrastice Bishop's chateau, which was supplied with utility water from the mill race in the valley of the Žebro brook. In 1662, Martin Horunda of Bělá pod Bezděze was commissioned by the Bishop of Hradec Králové, Matouš Ferdinand of Bilenberg to build this pipeline.The piston pump, which was driven by a wooden wheel from the Chrašice mill, pumped water from the flume to the brick water tower. From there it led to the chateau in the town and later to the fountain on the square. The difference between the height of the water pumps and the Bishop's chateau was 24 metres. The chateau had its own drinking water from a 27-metre deep well.
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Category lookout tower, technical monument

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Opening hours
(GMT +2)
  • April-October Mo-Su 7:00-20:00
  • January-March, November, December Mo-Su 8:00-16:00

Before visiting the building we recommend checking the current opening hours on the building's website or by contacting the operator by telephone.

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The nearest train stations
Nearest bus stop
The nearest airport
  • Pardubice (19 km)
  • Mnichovo Hradiště (98 km)
  • Brno Tuřany (99 km)

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