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The Buddenturm tower is a defensive tower in the northern part of the once mighty city wall of Munster.
The tower's history dates back to 1150 ... Initially, the tower was 20 meters high. From 1533 to 1598, the tower functioned as a prison, and from 1598 to 1771 – as a powder store.
In 1629, during reconstruction work, the tower was increased by 10 meters. In 1771, the tower was used as a garrison prison.
In 1879, the tower was bought by the city municipality, and converted into a water tower. The top of the tower was dismantled – 10 meters of the tower was occupied by a water tank. the high conical roof was replaced with a scalloped pseudo-gothic crown.
During the Second World War, the tower was seriously damaged. During the reconstruction work, the tower acquired the look it had before it was converted into a water tower. At the end of the restoration work, the tower was used as a street lighting control center. Buddenturm received the status of an architectural monument in 1992. In 2002, during the reconstruction, fragments of the fortress wall were discovered. The restoration work of the interior of the tower was carried out in 2003.
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Topic: Buddenturm tower in Germany, Munster resort.