Dog with Luggage!

Dog with Luggage

Stamp – Hörnum Lighthouse

1907. Active; focal plane 48 m (157 ft); two white flashes, separated by 2.6 s, every 9 s. 34 m (112 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and double gallery, mounted on a 1-story concrete base. Lighthouse painted red with one white horizontal band; lantern, watch room, and galleries painted black. Adjacent keeper’s house now used as a registrar’s office.  Schüler has the history of the station.  A beautiful and popular lighthouse, sibling of the Pellworm and Westerheversand lighthouses (see above). Until 1930 the lighthouse served as the local school, with classes on the upper floors. Today the lighthouse is a popular tourist destination and site for weddings. Located atop a dune on the southeast side of Sylt in the village of Hörnum. Island accessible by causeway from the mainland. Site open, tower open for guided tours Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the summer season. Operator: WSA Tönning. ARLHS FED-118; Admiralty B1735; NGA 10676.

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