Tuesday, April 05, 2011

0049. Germany (DDR) - Arkona Lighthouse

Cape Arkona, the Northern tip of Rugen, is the most prominent and dangerous Cape on Germany's Baltic coast.  The Kingdom of Prussia built this Light station as early as 1828.

The German Democratic Republic (DDR) commemorated the Arkona Lighthouse by the release of 35 Pf - Pfennig stamp on 7-May-1974.

Built in the year 1827 & 1902, the ARKONA Lighthouse:

  • Tower is ROUND brick
  • Tower is raised on a OCTOGONAL granite base
  • Tower is un-painted and Lantern painted RED
  • Height is 35 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 3 (three) FLASHES seperated by 4 sec. every 17 seconds

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