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.
The 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.
The 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.
The museum and tower are open Monday through Friday.
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  • We didnt enjoy the visit. It is located In a very unattractive part of the harbor. But if you are into lighthouses it might be good  more »
  • Almost 70 meters high, all stairs ie no lift. After 100 steps a platform. You already hear your fellow visitors trying to get their breath back. Views are nice but you're not that high. Up again and.....  more »
  • The lighthouse is in an unattractive industrial and commercial port area. We climbed up the 300 or so steps to the top. The view was interesting but not inspiring. The best thing about it is that the....  more »
  • Great place and a very nice staff who let us in even several minutes before closure. It is a shame that it is surrounded by some factories.
  • A place to visit again. Awesome.
  • Avoid that spot - during the summer parking is a mess and queues are long. Not worth your time.
  • Nice view for industry lovers :)
  • It's a very tall lighthouse 😉

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