Westerhever Lighthouse

Germany - Westerhever LighthouseWesterhever Lighthouse

 Westerheversand1908. Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); white, red, or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 15 s. 40 m (131 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and double gallery, mounted on a 1-story concrete base and flanked to either side by two 1-1/2 story keeper’s cottages. Lighthouse painted with red and white horizontal bands; lantern, watch room, and galleries painted black. A large Fresnel lens is on display. Bernd Möhle’s photo is at the top of the page, WSA Tönning has a page for the lighthouse, Werning has an excellent photo, Trabas has aphoto by Klaus Kern, Wikimedia has many photos, Marinas.com has aerial photos, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. This beautiful tower is one of the best-known lighthouses of the German North Sea coast. It is such a popular site for weddings that one of the keeper’s cottages is a registrar’s office; the other is a national park office. Located near the beach at the northwestern corner of the Eiderstedt peninsula, west of Osterhever. Accessible by a short walk from the dike. Site open; tower open for climbing Mondays and Wednesdays during the summer season. Operator: WSA Tönning. Site manager: Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer. ARLHS FED-260; Admiralty B1652; NGA 10600. -The Lighthouse Directory

Germany - Westerhever Lighthouse stamps

 

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