Westerhever Leuchtturm

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  • runturtle

    The lighthouse is beautifully situated and known from the Jever Pils advertising. You walk through the salt marshes and can go back along the water. Gorgeous landscape!

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    • August 3, 2017

  • Torsten

    Beautiful lighthouse with a nice environment for cycling and hiking. Guided tours are offered.

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    • August 11, 2017

  • Wildrocker 🌍

    Directly behind the lighthouse on the site you will discover a small interesting natural history museum!

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    • January 28, 2017

  • M. Endspurt

    Between Easter Sunday and the end of October, guided tours of the tower are offered.
    A pre-registration is neccessary. More under: westerhever-nordsee.de/turmfuehrungen.html

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    • June 1, 2016

  • Michael

    Absolutely own food and drinks take no shopping !!!

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    • September 25, 2016

  • Michael

    Caution ⚠ in rain Access in places full of sheep köttel acute danger of falling!

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    • September 25, 2016

  • charles

    Westerhever Lighthouse ... over 100 years on duty!
    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. Due to the automation, the lighthouse keeper left the tower in 1979. The houses are now inhabited by civil servants of the Wadden Sea Conservation 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: Tourismusverein Westerhever-Poppenbüll e.V.

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    • May 2, 2017

  • Christian Oexle

    Probably one of the most famous lighthouses ever!

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    • July 2, 2017

  • runturtle

    The path through the salt marshes along the dike always offers a beautiful view of the lighthouse

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    • August 3, 2017

  • FMali

    Beautiful lighthouse in great scenery

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    • May 7, 2018

  • Sd

    Honestly, I think this place is now overvalued.
    The area has since been declared dead by nature conservation. There is a small footpath made of bricks as a must-worth cultural heritage praised.
    The pedestrians are forbidden to go this way in both directions!
    Instead of building a slightly wider, more stable path, environmentalists are sticking to this silly path.
    Once you have arrived at the lighthouse you can hardly make a panoramic view, as the view is blocked by wooden palisades. So that one does not go in front of the palisades, there are of course also signs that prohibit that.
    I have the feeling that here the environmental protection has mated with the German urge for signage and regulation.
    A conservationist elite may let off steam here and show the common plebs in their place.
    Too bad, it would really be a wonderful corner if you were not completely patronized and reprimanded. The environmental protection does not have to be against the people you see in Denmark.
    There, people are more relaxed and less elitist about the topic of environmental protection.
    Only 20 years ago, it was more relaxed on the German North Sea coast. In the meantime I prefer to go to Denmark ....

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    • October 9, 2017

  • Janine&Björn

    Always a highlight on the coast. Great view of the Wadden Sea.

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    • May 5, 2018

  • MarioAlex

    It used to be much quieter in St. Peter Ording nearby.
    But the air is good for many diseases.

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    • September 3, 2018

  • Oskar & Micha🍂

    Also visible from the beach section in Sankt Peter Ording🌊👏🏻

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    • October 5, 2018

  • Oskar & Micha🍂

    Construction time:
    1906

    Operation Period:
    since May 26, 1908

    👍🏻🐚🌊

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    • October 5, 2018

  • Nilsran

    Beautiful lighthouse!
    Very well attended

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    • June 29, 2017

  • Janine&Björn

    The lighthouse visit is great. Great view of the Wadden Sea

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    • May 29, 2018

  • 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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    • February 8, 2019

  • charles

    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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    • May 13, 2018

  • JR56

    In 2016 we had once again made a holiday in St. Peter Ording - because we had never been to the lighthouse in the whole years, we had taken the opportunity and have wandered. A nice tour. Just belong with it. Photos we have made many - at that time unfortunately without GPS - pity - but here are already enough set - currently 107! :-)

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    • November 4, 2018

  • runturtle

    The lighthouse is beautifully situated and known from the Every Pils advertisement. You walk through the salt marshes and can go back to the water. Gorgeous landscape

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    • August 3, 2017

  • kurbeltreter

    There are nature conservation information there.
    The wide landscape is terrific
    At certain times the bird migration is very easy to observe from here

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    • October 2, 2017

  • Oliver

    Very busy during the season! Lighthouse and the way there is very exposed and therefore it can be very windy.

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    • August 6, 2018

  • claus

    Definitely take a lamb burger at the takeaway! This completes the experience first speaks.

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    • August 8, 2018


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