Wednesday, July 06, 2011

0054. Germany - Dornbusch Lighthouse

Dornbusch Lighthouse is located in the Hiddensee, a barrier island on the west side of Rügen and accessible by ferry from Stralsund.  Dornbusch Lighthouse is built on a Beacon Hill; the hill covered with thorn bushes, for which the light is named. 

The tower of the Lighthouse was originally round.  In 1927, the Lighthouse was strengthened by building the present 12-sided outer wall.

Germany commemorated the Dornbusch Lighthouse by the release of :

1. 25 Pf - Pfennig stamp on 13-May-1975 and
2. 55 Euro Cent stamp on 2-Jul-2009

Built in the year 1888, the Dornbusch Lighthouse:

  • Tower is originally ROUND masonry; strengthened by the present 12-sided outer wall
  • Tower is painted WHITE
  • Lattern roof painted RED
  • Height is 28 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 2.4 seconds ON ; 7.6 seconds OFF

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