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Warnemünde: the lighthouse and the "Teepott"

The "Teepott" pavillion and the lighthouse are the town's landmarks of Warnemünde near Rostock.


Lighthouse - source:ünde_Lighthouse


Warnemünde Lighthouse is a lighthouse situated on the estuary of the Warnow river in Warnemünde, a district in the borough of Rostock. The lighthouse has a height of 36.9 metres (121 ft) and was put into service in 1898. The light characteristic or light pattern, which enables the identification of the lighthouse, is: 0,3 fl. -2,7 dark -0,3 fl. -2,7 dark -0,3 fl. -8,7 dark -0,3 fl. -8,7 dark. Each sequence lasts 24 seconds. The lighthouse can be climbed by a granite spiral staircase. Until 1978 the lighthouse was run by a lighthouse keeper. Now the service has been centralized and is managed by the Sea Traffic Control Centre at Hohe Düne. In the 1960s, the walls of the lighthouse started to show cracks. So in 1969, restoration started, a process that was not completed until 1993. Since then the lighthouse has been open again for visitors to climb to the top, something which is important nowadays for tourism. The lighthouse has a very active support group - the Warnemünder Lighthouse Society (Warnemünder Leuchtturmverein) based in Warnemünde. Most of its members act as voluntary guides for tourists. 


Trivia: The official promotional poster for the 2010 film Shutter Island shows a lighthouse very similar to Warnemünde lighthouse in form and proportion, which also has two galleries. This has led to speculation that an image of the Warnemünde lighthouse was used for the advertisement.

Copyright: Alexander Jensko
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10704x5352
Taken: 03/03/2012
Uploaded: 12/04/2012
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: rostock; warnemünde; maritim; harbour; port; marina; see; baltic; ostsee; lighthouse; leuchtturm; leuchtfeuer; phare; signal; germany; promenade; architecture; teepott; teapot; restaurant
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