Lighthouse Swinoujscie, Swinoujscie

4.2
#2 of 16 in Museums in Western Pomerania Province
Lighthouse Lookout
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.
Add Lighthouse Swinoujscie to your Swinoujscie travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Swinoujscie itinerary builder.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Lighthouse Swinoujscie

Plans in Swinoujscie by other users

7 days in Western Poland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM DENMARK May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Poland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Western Poland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Poland BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Poland BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Western Poland BY A USER FROM UGANDA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Poland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Poland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Swinoujscie

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Swinoujscie

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
140 reviews
  • 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 »
  • The lighthouse offers a great view but because of its industrial surroundings there is not much to do around it. Good for a quick visit to take snaps of the skyline.  more »
  • Title says all, the lighthouse is nice and provide great view, but around you can find only some gas industry buildings. Romantic only if you are tech fetishist.  more »