One of the Hungarian city of Debrecen’s signature buildings was restored to its former glory in 2015 thanks to EU investment. The refurbished Nagyerdő water tower now houses a multi-purpose cultural and adventure centre. The ground floor has been converted into a space for temporary exhibitions and concerts. It also features a bar and a 12-metre climbing wall with 5 routes.
Built in 1913, Debrecen’s Nagyerdő water tower was renovated for the first time over a century later. In 2014, the University of Debrecen, which owns the building, secured enough EU funding to launch long-awaited developments as part of a large investment project.
The water tower was not only refurbished but also given a range of new functions. These have transformed it into an adventure centre and one of the most popular venues in Hungary’s second largest city. The ground floor is now a space for temporary exhibitions and concerts, and also features a bar and a 12-metre-high climbing wall with 5 routes. At 34 metres high, with 207 steps leading up to it, the observation deck offers visitors a unique panoramic view of the city.