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A lot of people seem to have a fascination for lighthouses, and if you are one of these, Warnemuende has a rather beautiful one made of brick. Built in 1897, the Warnemuende Lighthouse ("Leuchtturm") rises nearly 100 feet where it can be seen by ships on the Baltic Sea and those on the river. Today, however, it has become quite a tourist attraction in addition to its duty as a lighthouse. It's easy to see why it is the best place in Warnemuende to get a panoramic view of the sea and beach, harbor and town too.
The lighthouse's lower half is distinctive for its "rings" and there is an observation level midway to the top. From that point it is solid in color, has an uppermost observation level and is topped off by a green cuppola. Back down at ground level, a special plaque honors the former coast guard station that serves as "the last house until Denmark."
We did not attempt to climb the lighthouse, but merely enjoyed walking around the base and viewing it from a little distance. If you have time, it is open from May to September daily, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the 2 Euro admission (2005 price) is well worth it for a chance at some spectacular views and pictures, particularly on a sunny day.
I added a scan of a postcard of the "Leuchtturn" as my own photo really does not do it justice.
Address: Am Leuchtturm, Rostock-Warnemuende
Directions: Close to the beach, and the Seepromenade; also close to the Am Strom and all tourist areas. Adjacent to the "teapot."
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