Bike Touring Highlight
The Bunthaus beacon is located in Hamburg-Moorwerder on the Bunthäuser Spitze, where the Elbe divides at Elbe km 609 for about 15 kilometers into the northern and southern Elbe. The Elbarme reunite at the Köhlbrand in front of Altona. In between is the Elbe island Wilhelmsburg with Moorwerder.
The hexagonal lighthouse was built on a 1.35 m thick concrete slab made of wood. The tapered shaft supports the platform and the cylindrical steel body with the beacon.
An iron outside staircase with wooden steps leads to the platform. Two 220V light bulbs with 60 watts each served as illuminants. The lighthouse marked the fairway separation at the top of the Bunthaus headland. Shortly after the lighthouse was decommissioned, it was used for the electrical supply of flow measurement systems in the North and South Elbe. In 1989 the lighthouse was restored as part of the 800th birthday of the port in Hamburg. The beacon at the Bunthäuser Spitze has been a listed building since 2005.
July 28, 2019
At the Bunthäuser point in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg / Moorwerder the Elbe begins to divide its course for one kilometer, in Norderelbe and Süderelbe. Directly at the Bunthäuser Spitze one found the beacon Bunthaus - a lighthouse made of wood. From there you have a wonderful view over this Elbe delta. A destination for the whole family.
September 16, 2015
At the Bunthäuser Spitze itself, in 1914, the Beacon Bunthaus, a wooden lighthouse just seven meters high, was erected. It marked with a round fire (belt lens) the segregation of segregation and was put out of service in 1977. Today, a registered association takes care of the preservation of this gem on the initiative of the last Hamburger Stackmeister, which was restored on the occasion of the 800th Hamburg Harbor Birthday in 1989.
As already described a magical place.
October 15, 2018
Harburg did not belong to Hamburg, but to the Kingdom of Hannover.Harburg received the lion's share of the upper water of the Elbe over the Süderelbe.Hamburg struggled, through the plant of Stacks more water On March 12, 1856, Hamburg signed the Köhlbrandvertrag, after which the Köhlbrand was to be considerably widened and deepened, in order to make the port of Harburg more competitive.In 1868 it was agreed to extend the Bunthäuser Spitze by 350 m and a dyke withdrawal on the Ochsenwerder side at Grauert to let the water flow equally in Norder- and Süderelbe.In 1870/71, the first part of the Leitdammes was built, in 1910 he was extended by another 400 m.
The wooden lighthouse was built in 1914 and was in operation until 1977. It was restored in 1989 and 2007 and has been a listed building since 2004.
October 15, 2018
A little further way to the top, but a nice view of the Elbe.
At the Bunthäuser Spitze the Elbe is divided into the Norder and Süderelbe for about 15 kilometers. The two Elbarme surround the Elbe island Wilhelmsburg with today's Hamburg districts Wilhelmsburg, Veddel, Kleiner Grasbrook and Steinwerder.
October 16, 2018
At the Bunthäuser Spitze, the Elbe divides into the Norder and Süderelbe for about 15 kilometers and forms an inland delta. The two Elbarme surround the Elbe island Wilhelmsburg with today's Hamburg districts Wilhelmsburg, Veddel, Kleiner Grasbrook and Steinwerder.
October 16, 2018
At the Bunthäuser Spitze the Elbe divides into the Norder and Süderelbe for about 15 kilometers. The two Elbarme enclose the districts Wilhelmsburg, Veddel, Kleiner Grasbrook and Steinwerder.
In 1914, the Bunthaus lighthouse, a barely seven meter high wooden lighthouse, was built on the Bunthäuser Spitze itself. It marked the fairway separation with an all-round fire (belt lens) and was decommissioned in 1977.
June 14, 2020
If you look over the Elbe in a south-easterly direction, you can see the beautiful houses in front of the dike, one of which Inge Meysel (actress) also lived. At the time, she successfully fought against not being diked when the dykes were raised.
November 5, 2020
The way to the lighthouse on the eastern tip of the Wilhelmsburg Elbe Island is somewhat hidden. After the small parking lot you have to keep to the right, where a gate prevents direct passage to protect pedestrians.
After the narrow path in the direction of the Elbe, turn left and then after about 100 up to the dam, where you keep left along the fence.
The way to the lighthouse is a beautiful avenue, easy to drive, which also encourages a break with some benches.
November 5, 2020
If you want to have the beacon to yourself, you should avoid this place on sunny weekends. My recommendation during the week, in the morning or in the late evening hours. From a photographic point of view, the blue hour.
The Bunthäusenspitze can only be reached on foot or by bike. When you arrive at your destination, you don't expect a monumental building, but rather a small-looking tower. Regardless, this place is always good for a trip within Hamburg.
March 3, 2021
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