Westerheversand Lighthouse

Oldenswort, Germany - 1908 (1908**)

Photo of the Westerheversand Lighthouse.
 
 
   

History of the Westerheversand Lighthouse

I got this information from a contributor named Thom.

I was at the Westerherver lighthouse about 2 weeks ago. It is a very impressive site. The twin houses were originally built as changing rooms for swimming bathers, but as the keepers had to make a long trip from town, they soon took over both houses. One was used for the head keeper while the other one was for the apprentice keeper. After the light was automated from the nearby town of Toolny, the keepers moved out. Now one of the buildings is rented out as living quarters for a (lucky) family and the other is a station for marine life experiments for the university nearby. The lighthouse can be visited all year round and on Mondays and Wednesdays guided tours (reservations required) with access to the top is possible. With trains and bus, it takes almost 4 hours to get to the light from Hamburg, but is well worth the trip.

Directions: Unknown at this time.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 131.00'
Focal Plane: 135'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 54.373 N
*Longitude: 8.640 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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