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Berlin - World's Highest Sandcastle Built In German City

Published on: September 1, 2017 01:30 PM
By: AP
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Artists work on a sandcastle at the Landschaftspark (lit. 'Landscape Park') in Duisburg, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Artists from Duisburg want to break the Guinness World Record for the tallest sandcastle in the world. The Guinness jury will examine the sandcastle on Sept. 1, 2017. (Ina Fassbender/dpa via AP)Artists work on a sandcastle at the Landschaftspark (lit. 'Landscape Park') in Duisburg, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Artists from Duisburg want to break the Guinness World Record for the tallest sandcastle in the world. The Guinness jury will examine the sandcastle on Sept. 1, 2017. (Ina Fassbender/dpa via AP)

Berlin -  The world’s highest sandcastle is now standing 16.68 meters (54.72 feet) tall in the German city of Duisburg.

A German travel operator organized the construction of the mammoth sandcastle, bringing in 3,500 tons of sand over the past 3 ½ weeks to the site at a former steelworks in the inland city.

News agency dpa reported that Jack Brockbank, a representative of Guinness World Records, certified the record on Friday. It takes the title from a 14.84-meter (48.69-foot) sandcastle built early this year in India.

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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 Sept. 24.

Visitors surround a sand castle at the Landschaftspark in Duisburg, Germany, 1 Septmber 2017. Artists attempt to secure a spot in the coveted Guinness Book of World Records by building the talles sand castle ever. Today a jury will arrive to inspect the castle. Photo: Marcel Kusch/dpaVisitors surround a sand castle at the Landschaftspark in Duisburg, Germany, 1 Septmber 2017. Artists attempt to secure a spot in the coveted Guinness Book of World Records by building the talles sand castle ever. Today a jury will arrive to inspect the castle. Photo: Marcel Kusch/dpa


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