Wasser und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven
This tower was originally built about 1300 as a watchtower. It is Hamburg's oldest building. It was converted into a lighthouse in 1814. The tower itself and the dwelling next to the lighthouse are open for overnight stays.
Tower Height: 127
Height of Focal Plane: 124
Characteristic and Range: L.Fl.(3)W.R.G., period 20s
Description of Tower: Square brick tower with black lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1814
Date Present Tower Built: 1300
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations and restaurant.
Open To Public? Yes.
Transportation is available from Cuxhaven on the vessel "MS Flipper." The trip takes about an hour and a half. Call 04721 / 3 22 11 for information.
Nearby Lodging: Overnight accommodations are possible in the tower -- for information call 04721/29078. For accommodations at the hostel next to the lighthouse, contact: Verein Schullandheim Neuwerk am Turm
Heinrich -Hertz-Schule Grasweg 72-76
22303 Hamburg. You can also visit their web site at www.hh.schule.de/hhs/english/neuweng.htm
Fax. 040/46672941 or Hartmut Neutzner-Burckhardt Hornkoppel 28 25469 Halstenbek Tel. 04101/45877