Der Pilsumer Leuchtturm

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  • Xray2307

    The Pilsum lighthouse became known especially through the film "Otto - Der Außerfriesische" by comedian Otto Waalkes. Otto had his apartment here in the movie. The Pilsum lighthouse is 14m high, the smallest, but for the above reasons also the most famous lighthouse in Germany.
    Since 2004, civil ceremonies have also taken place there. You can also enjoy a midsummer night's wedding or a candlelit dinner with a view over the East Frisian Wadden Sea. However: always pre-book in time, because here are the marrying jostling and the square is not just lush with a few square meters.

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    • February 26, 2017

  • charles

    The Pilsum Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the North Sea dike not far from the village belonging to Krummhörn Pilsum. The tower is one of the most famous landmarks in East Frisia.
    The tower became popular especially through the film Otto - The Frisian by the comedian Otto Waalkes. In the film the lighthouse Otto serves as an apartment.

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    • February 15, 2018

  • Seahunter

    The lighthouse was planned in 1883 as part of the German-Dutch lighting project of the Unter-Ems as one of five Leitfeuern and completed in 1890. On 1 October 1891, all five lighthouses were put into service together. Each of the five head fires was responsible for a fixed section on the ship's route between the North Sea and Emden. The Pilsum lighthouse was responsible for about five kilometers long and about 600 meters wide section of the route between Borkum and Emden. The other lighthouses within the transnational project were:

        Small lighthouse Borkum, German
        Lighthouse camping, German
        Lighthouse Watum, Dutch, destroyed in World War II
        Lighthouse Delfzijl, Dutch, destroyed in World War II

    The lighthouse served until June 1915 for firing the Emshörnrinne. Then he was taken out of service because of the First World War, to give enemy ships no indication of the fairway. In October 1919, the final decommissioning, as the fairway had changed by sand deposits. After decommissioning, the tower was used for different purposes and by changing owners. Its structural condition deteriorated steadily and in the fall of 1972 it was even thought about a demolition.

    Instead of demolition took place in the spring of 1973, a complex renovation of the lighthouse, as a result, he also received the first time the so-known red-yellow-red paint.

    Since 1998, the lighthouse is owned by the Deichacht Krummhörn, which has since taken care of the preservation of the lighthouse.

    The tower became popular especially through the film Otto - The Frisian by the comedian Otto Waalkes. In the film, the lighthouse Otto serves as an apartment.

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    • June 18, 2016

  • Seahunter

    Here at the dike in Pilsum is the Ottoturm / Pilsum lighthouse.
    The lighthouse was planned in 1883 as part of the German-Dutch project Lighting of the Under-Ems as one of five Leitfeuern and completed in 1890. [1] On 1 October 1891, all five lighthouses were put into service together. Each of the five Leitfeuer was responsible for a specified section on the ship's route between the North Sea and Emden. [2] [3] The Pilsum lighthouse was responsible for about five kilometers long and about 600 meters wide section of the route between Borkum and Emden. The other lighthouses within the transnational project were

    The lighthouse served until June 1915 for firing the Emshörnrinne. Then he was taken out of service because of the First World War, to give enemy ships no indication of the fairway. In October 1919, the final decommissioning, as the fairway had changed by sand deposits. After decommissioning the tower was used for different purposes and by changing owners. Its structural condition deteriorated steadily and in the fall of 1972 was even thought about a demolition.

    Instead of demolition took place in the spring of 1973, a complex renovation of the lighthouse, as a result, he also received the first time the so-known red-yellow-red paint.

    Since 1998, the lighthouse is owned by the Deichacht Krummhörn, which has since taken care of the preservation of the lighthouse.

    The tower became popular especially through the film Otto - The Frisian by the comedian Otto Waalkes. In the film the lighthouse Otto serves as an apartment. Furthermore, the tower is in the 2003 broadcast episode sun and storm of the television series Tatort with Maria Furtwängler as Commissioner Charlotte Lindholm. The episode takes place in the fictional Nordersiel (recognizable as the neighboring Greetsiel)

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    • January 29, 2017

  • L🅾️kTom

    The landmark of Krummhörn:

    Built in 1888, the Pilsumer Lighthouse is considered a landmark in our holiday region Krummhörn - Greetsiel. With its approximately 11 m height and its 28 steps, the small yellow-red tower has become the main actor of the children's book series "Lükko Lighthouse" by Bernd Flessner, the backdrop of Otto Waalkes' famous movie and a place where couples in love fell Yes-word. Every year, around 200 wedding ceremonies take place in our Pilsum lighthouse.

    Source:
    greetsiel.de/sehenswertes-kultur-und-natur/pilsumer-leuchtturm.html

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    • August 28, 2018

  • Vlady

    The Pilsum lighthouse is clearly visible from a distance and as a Ottoturm is a magnet for visitors. You can also see that from the amount of photos and comments

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Marvin

    A pretty small but pretty lighthouse on the dike.

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    • February 5, 2017

  • el-pinky

    Who planned this stopover and paused here on the dike did everything right. If something is happening, just move your eyes away from the lighthouse.

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    • June 12, 2019

  • three_hiking_sisters

    The landmark of East Frisia. If something overcrowded, you should have looked at this lighthouse once.

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    • July 29, 2018

  • Iwo

    The former lighthouse on the dike near the village of Pilsum, which became known through the film "Otto der Ausserfriesiche", attracts hundreds of holidaymakers, dyke hikers and cyclists every day, weather permitting, even though it is Germany's smallest lighthouse. There is also a parking lot nearby. There are currently two free guided tours.
    More information at: greetsiel.de/veranstaltungen/details/veranstaltung/fuehrung-durch-den-pilsumer-leuchtturm-686.html

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    • July 11, 2019

  • Mapf

    Since 1998, the lighthouse is owned by the Deichacht Krummhörn, which has since taken care of the preservation of the lighthouse.

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    • July 17, 2019

  • Sebastian

    Please note: You are not allowed to enter this dike area with dogs. Leave the four-legged friend in or near the car park.

    Info from greetsiel.de
    DOGS AT THE DEICH:
    We would like to point out to you on this occasion that the dogs along the dikes according to Nieders. Dike law is prohibited. In the past, unfortunately, it has happened again and again that sheep were rushed by free-roaming dogs and thereby died. Furthermore, pathogens can be transmitted by left behind faeces of the dogs.

    Some areas (Campener lighthouse up to camping Upleward, old dike in Greetsiel) are in agreement with the sheepfarming for the carriage of dogs (ANGELEINT) released. It is imperative to obey the instructions of the shepherds and the dowry staff.

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    • July 21, 2019

  • JR56

    The Pilsum lighthouse was built in 1888 and is a symbol of this region. With its approx. 11 m height and its 28 steps, the small yellow-red tower has become a place where couples in love say the yes. Around 200 weddings are held annually in our Pilsum lighthouse.
    The Pilsum lighthouse is only opened as part of a guided tour. The guided tours explain interesting facts about the history of this famous lighthouse and the importance of dyke construction on the East Frisian North Sea coast.
    greetsiel.de/sehenswertes-kultur-und-natur/pilsumer-leuchtturm.html

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    • March 16, 2019

  • Naxxos

    The yellow-red lighthouse of Pilsum is also known from one of the Otto films.

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    • April 24, 2018

  • Vlady

    The guided tours explain interesting facts about the history of this famous lighthouse

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    • September 12, 2019

  • MR

    Who does not know this lighthouse? If you are on the corner, it is a must to come here. Best of Greetsiel on the dike. Drives very nicely

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Stoikko

    Accessible via many ways. Very often marked as a highlight and also heavily frequented!

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    • October 10, 2018

  • Jochen Prast

    Attractions on the edge of a bike ride.

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    • July 11, 2019

  • JR56

    The landmark in this region - I had imagined it much higher - it's just a small but beautiful lighthouse.

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    • October 16, 2018

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    This is the lighthouse from the Otto movie

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    • January 9, 2017

  • Rolf

    The Pilsum lighthouse became known through the film "Der Ausser Friesische" by Otto Waalkes and he was already filming location in a "crime scene". Who is after that can arrange a dream date. Highly recommended is the fish stall in the parking lot!

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    • January 10, 2019

  • Mike T.

    For all friends of the Otto films a highlight to see the nice, small, striped lighthouse live.

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Stoikko

    to reach many ways.

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    • October 10, 2018

  • OLAF

    The Otto lighthouse, always worth seeing. Popular place for weddings.

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    • September 19, 2019


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