Lighthouse Swinoujscie, Swinoujscie

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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  • Views of Swinoujscie. We must not reduce the dogs. Located almost in the middle of the gas plant-less charming.
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  • Heavy, but not the worst. The Lighthouse is located next to the Fort of Gerhard and you can kill two birds with one stone. To go to the lighthouse you beat ok. 300 stairs. Beautiful view of the Harbour and beyond. In a small shop at the bottom you can buy souvenirs at attractive prices. The toilet clean and well groomed.
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  • I will start tablespoons dziegciu, but later it will only get better. :) The problem is the marking of the road. In the evening, not knowing the terrain, you can get lost. BA! You can even consider that it is impossible to get to the lighthouse. During the day the situation is somewhat brightens, but it would add to the directions. As for the place-definitely worth a visit. Even no longer due to the fact that this is the highest lighthouse in the UK. I read on many forums, that at the counter you can chat with the friendly lady who in endearing way passes the knowledge of street lamps and the issues associated with them. We were lucky that we got on it. I can confirm the reviews from other people. So the woman actually is the right person for this post! While assessing the lighthouse-photographers, be sure to bring with it a telephoto lens (although wide angle also need it)! View from the Lighthouse is one of the more interesting, as far as the Polish coast. You can admire the town, port, output port and ... the famous Customs Mills (for the uninitiated-navigation sign in the shape of a windmill), located at the mouth of Świny to the Baltic Sea.
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  • Very tiring climb (around 300 steep granite slab steps) but the sights at the top are so much worth it... brilliant Świna river delta with the island in the middle, beautiful sandy beaches and port cranes all visible. I cannot recommend it enough.
  • Beautiful view of the firth and the harbor. Lots of stepping stones have to climb to reach the upper platform.
  • Nice pleace to visit
  • This is a magical place, you you need to enter upstairs slowly, stop for a while on every floor with panorama view to admire the harbor and the sea, a real romantic view is up at the top, something beautiful, you can see wonderful sandy beaches and entering ships to port of Swinoujscie, amazing experience.
  • Beautiful View!
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