Today in Transportation History – 1856: Germany’s Southernmost Lighthouse Makes Its Debut

The Lindau Lighthouse in the then-Kingdom of Bavaria began operations. The 108-foot-tall lighthouse, which took three years to build, is in the town of Lindau on Lake Constance. The structure is the southernmost lighthouse in present-day German; it is also the only lighthouse in the German federal state of Bavaria. The lighthouse has been automated since the early 1990s, and it continues to guide vessels making their way into Lindau’s harbor.

Photo Credit: Julian Herzog (licensed under Creative Commons)

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