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Germany Köln-Ehrenfeld

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Today's lighthouse replaced a first, less representative test and demonstration system for beacons three years after the factory went into operation. Its 12-meter-high base building, built in the historicist style, has a square floor plan and was placed on the northwest corner of the large workshop. It originally bore a large inscription with the company name "Helios Elektricitäts Akt. Ges.". The actual red brick tower stands on it. It is round and tapers upwards. The shaft carries a platform that overhangs on consoles, on which there was a pilot beacon until the Second World War. In 1996 the lamp house was restored with an iron / glass construction based on the original and equipped with glare-free permanent lighting, but without any optics. An iron tip serves as a lightning rod. In today's road layout, the tower stands on Heliosstrasse, which limits the former Helios site to the northwest. The tower has been a listed building since 1986.

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To Heliosstr. You can get to the Ehrenfeld station by train or subway to the Veloer Str./Gürtel stop. From there you can already see the Helios Tower.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
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Sunrise & Sunset 08:09 - 18:23 | current local time: 21:42
Locations Köln-Ehrenfeld
Photo Themes Heliosstr.Heliosturm
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