Borkum Lighthouse

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Borkum Großer Light, (from German: Großer Leuchtturm, "greater lighthouse"), also known as Borkum Neuer Light (Neuer Leuchtturm, "new lighthouse"), is an active lighthouse on the island of Borkum, Leer district, state of Lower Saxony, Germany. At a height of 197 feet (60 m) it is the twenty-fourth tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world, as well as the third tallest brick lighthouse in the world. The lighthouse is located at the west side of the Borkum island. It is the landfall light for the Ems estuary and the port of Emden, serving also as a day mark.

This lighthouse also bares a directional continuous light at a height of 151 feet (46 m) to three different directions with the colors white, red and green.

The tower was built in the summer of 1879 in a record time of six months, following a fire at the old lighthouse.

The site is open, and the tower is open to the public daily April through October and on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday afternoons November through March.

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Comments (50)

Hal Janzen on July 12, 2013

Looks like a lighthouse in the middle of town, excellent photo and information. L Best wishes Hal

khoi tranduc on July 24, 2013

Very nice photo! Like & Ys!

mauro1968 on July 26, 2013

Bellissima composizione, ottimo scatto con meravigliosi colori tenui, LIKE 42! Sinceri saluti ed un buon weekend, con simpatia ciao MAURO :-))

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on August 2, 2013

Great view , good shot ! LIKE My friendly greeting , Natuska

sogesehen on August 24, 2013

Schön Gestaltet ysl M

Lloret on September 5, 2013

I LIKE this lighthouse, wonderful capture, best wishes

WINGEGUE on September 15, 2013

Gefällt mir sehr gut! L Gruß Günter.

Buts Yuri on September 16, 2013

VERY NICE SHOT!!! LIKE-47! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Brandon Marley on October 8, 2013

I think this is my favorite! I have to explore more photos of this lighthouse and then go there! LIKED!

Haggs on May 29, 2014

Very nice a good image Like

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  • Uploaded on June 24, 2013
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    by K@rin
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2013/06/15 12:44:30
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 179.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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