Pilsum (East Friesland)
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The winter finally arrived with temperatures below - 10° C (+ 14° F) and wonderful sunshine. Great weather for another daytrip.
My bf Klaus wants to learn more about his future new homeland and I'd shown him around. Both of us like quiet and peaceful places so we've choosen Pilsum.
Pilsum is a small village approx. 20 km north of Emden. It's very old, in the 12th century it was mentioned already. In the 13th century it was the home of the frisian chief. Today about 600 people live here - mostly from tourism. It became a very popular area for holidays in Germany after 1986 when the Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer (Nationalpark lower saxony tidelands) was founded and in 1992 the UNESCO declared it as a biosphere reserve. Later in 2009 it was declared as a world natural heritage site.
Visiting the village wasn't our aim we wanted to see the Pilsum lighthouse. The 11 metres high lighthouse was the location in several german movies. Amongst others: Tatort (german crime thriller) and Otto - Der Außerfriesische (german comedy movie). Additional to that it's famous in movies it's a unique place for a wedding, too. Hehehehe, not that we wanted to marry :p
The lighthouse was built in 1888 and has a long history which to tell would last too long ;) Just enjoy the photos. The quality is a bit poor because I made most of them with my mobile and Klaus with his handy compact camera but maybe you like them though ;)