New or Big lighthouse Borkum in October 2002. The lighthouse is open for visitors, 315 steps to come to the gallery.
Seventeen metres below is a little bay window (see picture below), called "Blumenfenster". This is the position of the cross light.
If you interested in more informations about Borkum's lighthouses, we recommend the pamphlet
"Borkums Leuchttürme - Geschichte und Technik" by Gregor Ulsamer.
(lighthouse, works since November 15th 1879,
height of building 60,2 m, height of fire 63 m,
range of light 24,3 sm, characteristic
[Fl(2) W 12s] two flashes every twelve seconds, int. No.: B 0970)
(cross light, works since 1891,
height of fire 46 m,
range of light white 19 sm - red 15 sm - green 15 sm,
[F WRG] white, red and green continuous light)