Vattenborgen (The Water Castle)
Vattenborgen on Stortorget is one of Karlskrona's many landmarks.
When Karlskrona was founded, the city suffered from a great shortage of fresh water, and drinking water had to be fetched from Lyckeby, Nättraby and Ronneby in specially built schooners until 1863, when the water reservoir on Stortorget was ready. As early as 1815, the government considered the question of building pipelines from the mainland, but it was only after a cholera epidemic in 1853 that the decision was made in 1860.
It was not until 1939 that a water tower was built on Bryggareberget, just north of Karlskrona, which completely replaced the water reservoir on Stortorget.
The building is part of the World Heritage City Karlskrona appointed by UNESCO in 1998.
Today there is a restaurant in the old water castle, Vattenborgen by Persson.