The lighthouse was planned as one of five guiding lights in 1883 as part of the German-Dutch lighting project for the Lower Ems and was completed in 1890.
The tower became particularly popular thanks to the film Otto - The Extra-Frisian by comedian Otto Waalkes. In the film, the Otto lighthouse serves as an apartment. The tower also appears in the 2003 episode Sun and Storm of the TV series Tatort.
February 23, 2018
The Pilsum lighthouse, built in 1888, is a landmark of the Krummhörn - Greetsiel holiday region. With its approx. 11 m height and 28 steps, the small yellow-red tower has become the main character in the children's book series “Lükko Leuchtturm” by Bernd Flessner, the backdrop to Otto Waalkes' famous cinema film and a place where couples in love fall in love with it Give yes word. 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.
March 16, 2019
The Pilsum lighthouse stands on the edge of Pilsumer Watt. The lighthouse was completed in 1890, and served until 1915 to fire the Emshörnrinne. The decommissioning took place in October 1919. 1973, the lighthouse was renovated and received the red-yellow-red paint. Through the film of Otto Waalkes "Otto the Frisian" the tower became popular.
February 5, 2019
On the way to the Pilsum lighthouse, I always had to maintain a small place under the sometimes ignorant cycling. So for me on the dike top went tirelessly to the Pilsum lighthouse. And the decision to 🚶 for me was the right one, especially since the weather was just great. Permanent sunshine leider and unfortunately hardly a small patch of shade.
August 28, 2017
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