Bike Touring Highlight
The Molenfeuer Überseehafen Süd (nicknamed "Mouse Tower") is a small lighthouse in the port area of the city of Bremen. It stands on the jetty of Überseestadt at the turning basin at the exit of the wood and factory harbor, the grain harbor and the crane harbor. Originally it was used together with the beacon on Shipyard Island to light the entrance to the overseas port. However, he lost this function after it was filled up in the 1990s.
From an architectural point of view, the “Mäuseturm” is a round tower twelve meters high with two galleries, a bay window, a green-painted lantern house and a copper roof. Erected in 1906 from evenly hewn gray-brown porta sandstone blocks, the tower is still in operation today and has a green light for nine nautical miles. In 2007 the access path was cleared along with a clear cut so that the path became easier to walk on. Nevertheless, it is still not a classic hiking trail.
In 2000 the pier house was placed under monument protection as a single monument with the pier section as an ensemble (thanks: Wikipedia)
June 18, 2019
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