Saturday 20 January 2018

World's highest sandcastle built in German city

Visitors surround a sandcastle at the Landschaftspark in Duisburg, Germany (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
Visitors surround a sandcastle at the Landschaftspark in Duisburg, Germany (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

The world's highest sandcastle has been created in the German city of Duisburg, standing at 16.68 metres (54.72ft) tall.

A German travel operator organised the construction of the mammoth sandcastle, bringing in 3,500 tons of sand over the past three-and-a-half weeks to the site at a former steelworks in the inland city.

Jack Brockbank, a representative of Guinness World Records, certified the record on Friday, according to news agency dpa.

It takes the record from a 14.84-metre (48.69ft) sandcastle built earlier this year in India.

The new sandcastle is decorated with sand models of tourist attractions such as Athens' Acropolis, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

It is supposed to stand until at least September 24.

AP

Press Association

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