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Leuchtturm Dicke Berta

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  • Rainer on Tour - casterℹx

    The fat Berta is a beacon in Cuxhaven-Altenbruch. The standing on the Elbe estuary tower was under fire from 1897 to 1983 in operation.

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    • August 23, 2016

  • Söhni 🏃🇩🇪♥️🇺🇦

    The "Dicke Berta" is a 13 meter high lighthouse in Cuxhaven's Altenbruch district. The tower was built in 1897 together with two other lighthouses, the "Slim Anna" and another in Neufeld. In 1983, the fat Berta was taken out of service and replaced by a new, modern lighthouse with automatic operation. As the fat lady was not lacking in charm, she was extensively restored by the members of the Förderverein Dicke Berta e.V. and is now a listed building. Further information can be found at: dickeberta.de

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    • August 22, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The Dicke Berta is an old lighthouse near Cuxhaven. He was in operation from 1897-1983. He was supposed to be scrapped, which was prevented, and marriages are being conducted today by the registry office.

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    • July 26, 2017

  • Thorsten Rad&Tour

    Of course, a short stop is worthwhile. From here you have the first time after (or the last time before the Kugelbake) an undisturbed view of the Elbe estuary.
    The pub right next to invites you to a little refreshment.

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    • September 15, 2017

  • Lilo FD

    A beautiful place! I already looked at the photos in the lighthouse "in love"! ;-)

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    • September 14, 2019

  • Pauline

    A very nice lighthouse.

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    • August 20, 2021

  • Tourenradler Oxstedt 🇩🇪🚴‍♂️

    An idyllic place with a wonderful view of the Elbe estuary.

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    • June 3, 2020

  • Lutz P.

    Very nice lighthouse with a great view.

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    • July 23, 2020

  • Mailin

    Wonderful little cozy lighthouse where you can also get married.

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    • May 8, 2021

  • Ullij

    You can also get married here - this may result in traffic jams on the bike path

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    • June 25, 2021

  • Ilona

    The big Berta is a beacon in Cuxhaven-Altenbruch. The listed lighthouse at the mouth of the Elbe was in operation as a lower light from 1897 to 1983; the associated upper fire, Slim Anna, no longer exists.
    The twin towers of the Altenbruch St. Nicolai Church were noted on nautical charts as the first navigation mark or landmark in this area.
    Due to the changing shoals, currents and changes in direction, the Elbe estuary at Altenbruch was considered a difficult fairway, and warnings were issued against sailing in at night until around 1826. Since the already existing lighthouses on Neuwerk, the Hamburg lighthouse in Cuxhaven and the beacons and blüsen no longer met the requirements of seafaring at the end of the 19th century, three new lighthouses were built in 1897, the "Slim Anna" in Osterende Groden as an overhead fire with the Underfires in Neufeld and Altenbruch. The lighthouse built at the Altenbruch harbor entrance was put into operation on November 25th.
    In 1914 there were changes in the fairway, as a result of which the lighthouse in Altenbruch was no longer in the right place. It had to be moved a few meters in 1915-18. How this was done is not known, only that the tower was given its current appearance during this work.
    On May 2, 1919, the tower was put back into service and from then on it was popularly known as "Big Berta".

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    • August 21, 2021

  • Ilona

    From 1968 the beacons on the Lower Elbe were modernized or rebuilt in order to get by with new technology and automatic operation without lighthouse keepers.
    In 1983 the beacon of the tower that was last used as a cross-branding light was extinguished.
    When it was decommissioned, this beacon became a foreign object in the dike, which meant that the steel tower should be scrapped. The resistance of the Altenbrucher and the possibility of guaranteeing the dike security with a ring of stones around the tower base, let us refrain from this plan. On August 18, 1983, the Lower Saxony administrative office in Lüneburg placed the tower under a preservation order. To maintain the lighthouse, the Förderverein Dicke Berta eV was founded on November 8, 1983. V., whose members restored the 13 m high black and white lighthouse. Since 2002 the tower can be visited from Easter to September. The registry office in Cuxhaven regularly conducts weddings there.
    In 1998–99 the dike was raised. Up to this point in time, the "Big Berta" stood on the crest of the dike. Since the new dykes on the Elbe have a sand core, the seaward flank of the dyke was shifted by a few meters, the middle was filled with fine rinsing sand from the Elbe and given a bran coat. Today the tower stands on the inland flank and about three meters below the top of the dike.

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    • August 21, 2021

  • Stefan Hohnholt

    Great lighthouse, perfect for a little break.

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    • September 4, 2021

  • Hubert 🇺🇦🍀

    Nice lighthouse to look at!

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    • October 24, 2021

  • MiniMeise

    A beautiful old lighthouse where you can even get married.
    In the immediate vicinity there is a restaurant that invites you to stop and great dikes on which you can stroll.

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    • October 29, 2021

  • Eileen #NatureGirl🥾

    The Big Berte is not as big as you would expect from a lighthouse. An information board provides information about the use of the lighthouse and its history. From here you have a wonderful view up and down the Elbe.

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    • November 1, 2021

  • logolutz

    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dicke_Berta_(L Leuchtturm)
    Worth a trip? A must" ;-)

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    • January 6, 2022

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    Nice tour along the Elbe

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    • December 29, 2016

  • Tourenradler Oxstedt 🇩🇪🚴‍♂️

    An idyllic place on the Elbe.

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    • April 9, 2020

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    Couples can be trusted here.

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    • January 9, 2017

  • Oszedo

    when I drove past, there were just wedding ceremonies.

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    • August 31, 2016

  • Oszedo

    when I drove past, there were just wedding ceremonies.

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    • August 31, 2016

  • Naxxos

    Small but mighty: the lighthouse of Altenbruch, called "Dicke Berta".

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    • December 7, 2018

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