Ministry of Transport, Water and Shipping Authority Tönning
The 1915 lighthouse, which was one of the world's most powerful lights, was destroyed by British bombing during WW II. The Dutch established a navigational light here in the early 1600s.
Tower Height: 112
Height of Focal Plane: 269
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds, range 28 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Red square brick tower with white upper portion.
This light is operational
1630: coal fire; 1811: Lighthouse built by English; 1902: Conical brick tower built by Germany, destroyed in 1945.
Date Established: 1600s
Date Present Tower Built: 1952
Date Automated: 1986
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.