Saturday, July 21, 2007

Germany Lighthouses FDC

Germany FDC
Name: Lighthouses
Date of Issue: 12 July 2007

0,45 €:
Bremerhaven Oberfeuer
1855 (Simon Loschen). Active; focal plane 34 m (111 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off, synchronized with the front light. 37 m (121 ft) square brick New Gothic tower with octagonal lantern. Tower is unpainted brick, lantern painted green. On the side of the tower is a large iron bracket structure formerly used to display storm signals. A photo appears at the top of the page, and Trabas also has a good photo. This elegant lighthouse could not be more different from the front range tower. Located about 200 m (220 yd) north of the front light, near the lock that provides entry to the Neuer Haven (originally the light keepers also operated the lock).

0,55 €: Hörnum
1907. Active; focal plane 48 m (157 ft); two white flashes, separated by 2.6 s, every 9 s. 34 m (112 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and double gallery, mounted on a 1-story concrete base. Lighthouse painted red with one white horizontal band; lantern, watch room, and galleries painted black. Adjacent keeper's house now used as a registrar's office. A beautiful and popular lighthouse, sibling of the Pellworm and Westheversand lighthouses. Until 1930 the lighthouse served as the local school, with classes on the upper floors. Today the lighthouse is a popular tourist destination and site for weddings. Trabas has a wonderful photo, Schüler has the history of the station, and a local tourist site,, has an informative page on the lighthouse. Located atop a dune at the end of the road at the south end of Sylt. Island accessible by causeway from the mainland.

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