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
LocationWesterhever, Schleswig-Holstein
Germany
Coordinates54°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 constructed1908
Foundationconcrete base
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower shapetapered cylindrical tower on a basement with balcony and lantern
Markings / patterntower painted with white and red horizontal bands, black lantern and balcony
Tower height40 metres (130 ft)
Focal height41 metres (135 ft)
Range21 nautical mile, 17 nautical mile, 16 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicOc (3) WRG 15s.
Admiralty numberB1652
NGA number10600
ARLHS numberFED-260
Managing agentNationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer[1]
HeritageKulturdenkmal 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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