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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  • Fantastic place, although you have to be prepared for an hour to wait before buying a ticket. Place not recommended for people suffering from ... more now you no longer have to long waits view sudowny well, there is not an elevator even alle may not known whether there will be elevators we cordially wish success to arrival
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  • Height is in the characters of our physical condition, fortunately, more or less in the middle of the entry is output to the first observation deck and unfortunately only with him have a "clean" image of the city and the coast, because at the very top we see a big metal rods between which we can admire the view. To the Lighthouse is a little hard to hit.
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  • This will place a short distance from the German border. I arrive late, practically at closing time, but the caretaker, kindly, realizing that we come from very far there still allows you to inspect it. Obviously we have to climb very quickly, not to take too much of his availability and is therefore a bit tiring, but worth it because the hotel is really nice. The interesting view though, lying in an industrial area a bit less beautiful than others. To reach it pay attention to the indications as, precisely, in the industrial area and therefore outside the town. Do not cross the river. In and around, coming up with more time, you can also visit a fortification (think 19th century) that would seem interesting
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