Neuland Lighthouse

Neuland Lighthouse from the southeast near Behrensdorf
Neuland Lighthouse
Location Hohwacht Bay, Baltic Sea
Coordinates 21.639|N|10|36.056|E|type:landmark name=


Year first constructed 1916
Year first lit 1918
Deactivated 1996
Construction Brick
Tower shape Octagonal unpainted brick tower with grey lantern
Height 40 metres (131 ft)
Focal height 40 metres (131 ft)
Original lens Fresnel lens
Current lens Rotating mirror
Admiralty number C1276
NGA number 3136
ARLHS number FED-164

Neuland Lighthouse (German: Leuchtturm Neuland) is a lighthouse in the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein on the Baltic Sea coast that was active from 1918 to 1996. It stands on the western shore of Hohwacht Bay about 1 kilometre north of the village of Behrensdorf. The lighthouse was built in 1915/16 and taken into service in 1918. It is built of brick and is 40 metres high. The light is 40 metres above sea level. The original red and white painting was removed in 1985 when the tower underwent a modernisation.

The original lens was a Fresnel lens with a focus of 400 m. It was replaced by a rotating mirror optic in 1996 when the regular light was deactivated and the tower was transferred to the German Navy. The tower has since been used as a warning light displaying red and yellow signals when live firing is conducted in the military training grounds at the Howacht Bay.[1]

The lighthouse is displayed in the arms of Behrensdorf and was featured on a German stamp in 2006.


External links

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