Westerheversand Lighthouse

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Westerheversand Lighthouse
Leuchtturm in Westerheversand crop.jpg
Aerial view of the lighthouse, circa 2015.
Westerheversand Lighthouse is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Westerheversand Lighthouse
Location Westerhever, Schleswig-Holstein
Germany
Coordinates 54°22′24″N 8°38′24″E / 54.3734°N 8.6399°E / 54.3734; 8.6399Coordinates: 54°22′24″N 8°38′24″E / 54.3734°N 8.6399°E / 54.3734; 8.6399
Year first constructed 1908
Foundation concrete base
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape tapered cylindrical tower on a basement with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern tower painted with white and red horizontal bands, black lantern and balcony
Height 40 metres (130 ft)
Focal height 41 metres (135 ft)
Range 21 nautical mile, 17 nautical mile, 16 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
Characteristic Oc (3) WRG 15s.
Admiralty number B1652
NGA number 10600
ARLHS number FED-260
Managing agent Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer[1]
Heritage Kulturdenkmal Edit this on Wikidata

The Westerheversand Lighthouse (German: Leuchtturm Westerheversand) is located in Westerhever, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Considered to be one of the best-known lighthouses in northern Germany, it was built in 1908. Its cast iron tower is 40 metres (130 ft) high. The lighthouse is often used for weddings, and one of the two keeper's cottages has been adapted for use by the local registrar.[2] [3]

The tower has been open to visitors since 2001.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Germany: North Frisia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Germany: North Frisia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Hovers. "Leuchtturm "Westerheversand" / Nordsee". Europeana. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 

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