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Name: Neuwerk Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cuxhaven (City of Hamburg), , Germany

Location: Island of Neuwerk, mouth of the Elbe River.

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Photo: Doris Wöhrn

Managing Organization:
Wasser und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven


This tower was originally built about 1300 as a watchtower. It is Hamburg's oldest building. It was converted into a lighthouse in 1814. The tower itself and the dwelling next to the lighthouse are open for overnight stays.

Tower Height: 127

Height of Focal Plane: 124

Characteristic and Range: L.Fl.(3)W.R.G., period 20s

Description of Tower: Square brick tower with black lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1814

Date Present Tower Built: 1300

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations and restaurant.

Open To Public? Yes.

Transportation is available from Cuxhaven on the vessel "MS Flipper." The trip takes about an hour and a half. Call 04721 / 3 22 11 for information.

Nearby Lodging: Overnight accommodations are possible in the tower -- for information call 04721/29078. For accommodations at the hostel next to the lighthouse, contact: Verein Schullandheim Neuwerk am Turm Heinrich -Hertz-Schule Grasweg 72-76 22303 Hamburg. You can also visit their web site at Tel. 040/46672428 Fax. 040/46672941 or Hartmut Neutzner-Burckhardt Hornkoppel 28 25469 Halstenbek Tel. 04101/45877

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