Water Tower

Ruslan Shamukov/TASS

The water treatment centre and the adjacent 25-metre (82-foot) water tower, built in the early 1900s in the local "romantic" style, are the most recognizable buildings in Svetlogorsk and its prime symbols, shown on most Svetlogorsk picture cards. You cannot just walk into the water treatment centre, which is active and a part of the Svetlogorsk Military Health Resort. But you can sign up for mud treatment. The local therapeutic muds are rich in peat, and are said to be almost equal to Bavarian mud in healing value.