Lighthouse Swinoujscie, Swinoujscie

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Świnoujście Lighthouse, also known as Swinemünde Lighthouse, is an active lighthouse in Świnoujście (Swinemünde), Poland. At a height of it is the fifteenth tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world, as well as the tallest brick lighthouse, and the tallest in Poland. It is located on the east bank of the river Świna just inside the entrance.HistoryThe first lighthouse in the location was built in 1828. The current structure is from 1857. The cross-section of the entire 1857 tower was octagonal. However, in 1902–1903 the tower was restored to repair spalled brickwork. This converted the shape of the tower above the first gallery to the current round shape.The tower was damaged during World War II. In 1945, during the retreat of the German troops, an order was given to destroy the lighthouse. However, the German keeper refused the order and the tower survived. The damage was only repaired in 1959.In 1998–2000, for the new Millennium, the lighthouse was restored. It was and opened to the public in August 2000, along with a lighthouse museum in the keeper's house.ConstructionThe tower is built of yellow bricks and is unpainted. The base of the tower is octagonal with a gallery. The tower itself is round with a second gallery and a lantern. In clear weather the view from the top gallery is about. Adjacent to the tower is a 2-story brick keeper's house and a museum.There are 300 steps up to the second gallery.VisitingThe museum and tower are open Monday through Friday.
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  • Great and interesting place "on a map of Swinoujscie. Worthy of command. You should spend a little effort and go on the lookout at the top of the views are breathtaking in piesiach.
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  • Exciting view. Worth to go on top. If you are very lazy you can wait and take some cafe down at the bar. Near the lighthouse are old fortifications to see. So interesting place to go.  more »
  • We went by bicycle from Miedzyzdroje to Swinemünde. On the way there was a lot of remains from times of war. Very bizarre! The cycle track was marked with R10, but difficult to drive through old concrete slabs and lots of sand. Arrived at last at the lighthouse, we were disappointed. Although he was closed Sunday and gorgeous weather. And there was not time to drink. The area around is an ugly industrial area. Horseriding in all not to recommend.
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