Vukovar's tallest structure and symbol of resistance during the Homeland War of the 90s has reopened after 29 years. The Vukovar Water Tower is now open to the public following the completion of a three-year renovation project which both preserved and repaired the damage caused by heavy artillery fire during the war.
Vukovar Water Tower, decsribed as a symbol of Croatian unity, now houses a memorial center dedicated to the agression on the city of Vukovar during the Homeland War. Visitors can either walk the 211 steps to the Memorial Center or take an elevator. Seven screens play film and audio footage from the period, depicting the defense of Vukovar and creation of the Republic of Croatia.
Visitors then follow the Memorial Path to the which symbolizes the uphill struggle and battle to Croatian independence to the viewpoint. On this path, visitors will reach the final preserved artillery holes through which you can see views of the city, the Danube River, and Slavonia. All 640 artillery holes have been preserved as a permanent reminder of the attack on the tower and Vukovar. At the top of the tower visitors can enjoy far reaching 360 panoramas from the viewpoint.
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