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Germany > Lower Saxony > Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm)

Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm)

N 53°29.878', E 7°2.737'
2019-04-06
https://www.greetsiel.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/pilsumer-leuchtturm
Our rating: 7.00
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A colorful lighthouse on the shores of the North Sea, one of the symbols of East Frisia, a historical area in Germany. Сome here on a sunny day, the green grass cover and the blue sky will create the perfect colors. Though we arrived at sunset and the sceenery was also beautiful.

Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm)
Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm) ©Yuriy Buriak

The lighthouse was built in 1891 and was in operation until 1915, when it was extinguished during the First World War. After that, it was no longer in use, since the shipping routes changed due to sandbanks.

Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm)
Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm) ©Yuriy Buriak

In 1972, the demolition of the lighthouse was planned, but the decision was changed and instead a complete reconstruction was held. The lighthouse got it's modern colors - yellow and red stripes. Now it is mainly a tourist attraction, but sometimes weddings are held here.

Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm)
Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm) ©Yuriy Buriak

Near the parking lot, climb the embankment and walk along it to the lighthouse.

Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm)
Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm) ©Yuriy Buriak


Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm)
Pilsum Lighthouse (Pilsumer Leuchtturm) ©Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: parking N 53 30.050 E 7 03.073, then 500 meters on foot. The nearest bus stop is Hauen, Krummhörn, then 2.2 km on foot to the lighthouse, use bahn.de.
Tags, Germany: hiking, lighthouse

Tags, all countries: hiking, lighthouse
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