Leuchtturm Westerheversand

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Recommended by 60 out of 61 hikers

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  • InForAPenny-InForAPound

    The "Stockenstieg", which leads from the lighthouse through the salt marshes over several bridges to the dike, is closed until mid-May. The bridges are dismantled, i. In the spring, a round trip is not possible.

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    • November 30, 2017

  • Wildrocker 🌍

    Just behind the lighthouse on the site you will discover a small interesting natural history museum (National Park Station)!

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    • January 3, 2017

  • Börries (ADFC- K)

    Always a rewarding walk through the salt marshes to the lighthouse.
    After registration (information on the large, paid, parking), the tower can also be climbed in groups.

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    • January 7, 2019

  • Blumie🌻

    A really great piece of jewelry 😊

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    • November 14, 2019

  • Mike

    The Westerhever lighthouse rises directly behind the dike. In summertime you can climb it. Tickets are available in the info shop at the car park

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    • February 4, 2018

  • Nicolay

    The most beautiful lighthouse on the North Sea coast.

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    • March 17, 2017

  • Nicolay

    The most beautiful lighthouse on the North Sea coast - a visit worthwhile.

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    • March 21, 2017

  • Hans Jaron

    From the rest area in front of the lighthouse you can see the Schafberg (300m) through a landscape window. As protection for the grazing animals this was erected with a ring vats. At high tide the sheep grazing on the salt marshes could be brought to safety by the shepherds.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Hans Jaron

    Good 40 meters high, founded on a concrete base. When it was built in 1906/07, it was thrown open to its own warp, a hill in the Wadden Sea, about a kilometer from the dike. So he stands on his little island drying. Since the watt is too soft to carry the towering load of a tower, the engineers rammed 127 oak piles into the ground. Today, the red and white curled lighthouse is not only a landmark of Eiderstedt, but is one of the most prominent points on the entire west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. The actual tower consists of 608 curved, cast-iron plates bolted together - a total weight of 130 tons. It rests on an angular foundation of brick, which in turn stands on a hollow chamber made of reinforced concrete. Their interior once served as a drinking water reservoir. In 1908, the lighthouse went into operation and still radiates up to 50 kilometers across the North Sea.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Börries (ADFC- K)

    The most famous German lighthouse is always worth a visit. You can also climb it after registration, the tickets are available at the parking lot.

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    • October 30, 2018

  • Sandra

    A magnificent view of the landmark of the peninsula Eiderstädt.

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    • February 6, 2019

  • Marion

    From here there is a fantastic view of the lighthouse.

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    • December 30, 2018

  • Lotse

    At high tide and westerly winds it can happen that hikers do not come to the lighthouse rocky or are surprised on the way back from the higher water level.

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    • April 8, 2019

  • Sandra

    Even in the cold season, a nice destination

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    • February 7, 2019

  • Hitchhikers Guide

    A MUST for everyone. The lighthouse par excellence in architecture and appearance.

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    • May 10, 2019

  • Hitchhikers Guide

    In architecture and appearance THE classic among the lighthouses. When we were there, there was also a big wedding party on site - as a tip for one or the other, who would like to have a slightly different location for the wedding

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    • May 10, 2019

  • Sandra

    We have been there xmal, it is beautiful in every season.

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    • May 13, 2019

  • JR56

    The Westerhever lighthouse is the landmark of the Eiderstedt peninsula and has been in service for over 100 years.
    Nestled in a landscape of salt marshes, the lighthouse, visible from afar, with its two identical houses, represents an ensemble of extraordinary charm.
    The tower was built in 1906 on a 4 m high piled up warp (127 thick, long oak piles) and concrete pedestal. On a brick pedestal, the tower was assembled from 608 cast iron plates bolted together. The structure then grew up to a height of 41.5 m above the mean tidal high water. Inside the tower are nine floors. In 1908 the beacon was put into operation.
    The range of the arc lamp is 22 nautical nautical miles (1 NM = 1.852 km), at night with good visibility to the 50 km. Through automation, the lighthouse keeper left the tower in 1979. The houses are now inhabited by civil servants of the Wadden Sea protection station. From the sea, with the help of the nautical chart showing the "mark" of the lighthouse, the color of the sector you are looking at and the rhythm of the flashing or steady light can tell you which way to go to the lighthouse.
    Source: westerhever-nordsee.de/leuchtturm-info.html

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    • December 20, 2018

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Location: Westerhever, North Frisia, North Sea, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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