17m-tall sandcastle in Germany's Duisburg claims Guinness World Record

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BERLIN
Published 01.09.2017 21:23
A general view of a sand castle at the Landschaftspark Nord in Duisburg, August 31, 2017. (EPA Photo)
A general view of a sand castle at the Landschaftspark Nord in Duisburg, August 31, 2017. (EPA Photo)

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.

 A close-up picture from the world's highest sand castle shows the famous 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.

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