15 The Highest Lighthouse in Europe?

The Highest Lighthouse in Europe?

Posted on October 5, 2010 by team

Storozhensky lighthouse is situated in the south-east of Lake Ladoga in Storozhno village of the Leningrad region. It was built in 1906, they say it’s the highest lighthouse in Europe – 71 m high.

To go upstairs on the top of the lighthouse will cost you only 5 USD. It’s nothing for such a pleasure.

Someone says here are 400 stairs, others insist on 399 …

The bulb is ordinary, in fact: 500 watt, halogen

A view from the top at the house of a light-house keeper.

Fresnel lens on the top. Thickness and quality of the glass are impressive.

Ladoga lake


Going downstairs

Storozhno village

Thickness of walls in the foundation, rather impressive!

via victorprofessor

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15 Responses to “The Highest Lighthouse in Europe?”

  1. Zjoske says:

    Nice pictures

  2. perristalsis says:

    Fro 5 bucks U.S.D., I want an elevator ride, I ain’t walking up no 400 steps.

  3. Chicot says:


    This one is the Highest in europe….83 m

  4. Testicules says:

    For 5 bucks you could get some baba to carry you up on her back.

  5. Chris says:

    Some higher ones in Europe are:
    Phare du Goulphar (Belle-Île, 87 m
    Phare de l’Île Vierge, 77 m
    Ekrene in Bulgaria, 94 m
    Oberfeuer Richtfeuerlinie Elbe in Germany (under construction) will also have about 70 m
    And a Fire on the Maritim Hotel in Lübeck, also Germany, is at 142 m.


  6. Unknown says:

    Is this lighthouse abandoned?

  7. russia_bound says:

    Very cool pictures, I would like to see this lighthouse in person. Thanks for the pictures…

  8. urge says:

    What are those iron belts outside for?

  9. JB says:

    I thing highest is “le phare de l’ile vierge” (Virgin island lighthouse). 84.5 m
    Beautiful pictures! thx!

  10. Gus Grosch says:

    I think You have problem with images on Chrome. BTW, like your post

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