The Vukovar Water Tower, 50 m high and 2200 cubic meters in volume, was built at the end of 1968 at the entrance to the Mitnica neighbourhood. It was one of the largest buildings of its type in Europe. Until the Homeland War, there was a restaurant on the top of the Water Tower with a viewpoint on Vukovar, the Danube and the surrounding vineyards of Srijem. During the Serbian aggression against Vukovar, the Water Tower was one of the most common targets of enemy artillery. However, despite suffering more than 600 hits, it refused to collapse. Today, it is a symbol of the suffering and resistance of the town, of victory and new life.