Wikipedia

Wikipedia

HomeRoutesPlaces of interest

Heligoland lighthouse

Lighthouse

Public | German

Source: Vieruebereins

Copyright: CC 4.0

Heligoland lighthouse is located on Germany's only offshore island, Heligoland. Constructed during World War II as an anti-aircraft tower, it was turned into a lighthouse in 1952. It features the strongest light on the German North Sea coast with a range of 28 nautical miles so that it can be seen as far as on the East Frisian or the North Frisian islands and Halligen. The lighthouse is operated by the Tönning water and shipping authority.
The first lighthouse on Heligoland was built by Trinity House in 1811, when Heligoland was under British rule. The so-called "English lighthouse" was 67 metres above mean sea level. It constituted an important aid to navigation in the German Bight because its light was visible roughly twice as far as that of Cuxhaven Lighthouse, which had been established a few years before. The English lighthouse was torn down soon after the inauguration of a new building in 1902. The lantern and optics of the English lighthouse were moved to Fehmarn island in the Baltic Sea where they were mounted at Staberhuk lighthouse and are still in use today.

Source: Wikipedia.org

Copyright: CC 3.0

More information

Address

Helgoland

More about this place of interest

Routes nearby

Related channels

Just like any other website, RouteYou makes use of cookies and similar technology to collect information about your preferences and your usage of the website. Only by doing so can we offer you an optimal user experience.

We also use cookies to serve you with personalised advertisements. Advertisements are necessary in order to offer you this service for free. If you prefer to use the website ad free, then you have the option to upgrade to a paid MyRouteYou Plus account, which also offers some advanced functionality.

Whatever you choose, we will always respect the privacy and security of your information in accordance with our privacy and cookie policy.

How do you want to continue?

I agree with the privacy and cookie policy and

© 2006-2018 RouteYou - www.routeyou.com