Frank Paetzold, Lutzen, Germany, member of the, "Privileged Shooter's Guild Lutzen 1608 e. V." which celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2008, has identified this tower as belonging to the St. Sixti Church, erected in the year 1045, in Meresburg,Germany, 18 miles west of Leipzig.. It has been in ruin since the 17th century. He says in 1327 it was raised to a pencil church. In the 16th century it was altered to a Late-Gothic Hall, however, 30 years of war prevented its completion. In 1888 it became a water tower.
Chris Kaufmann, Photoarchivist, Leipzig Museum, sends about the same information.