19 sculptors, used almost 4,000 metric tonnes of sand to build a 16.68-metre tower featuring a number of famous landmarks to claim the world record for tallest sandcastle.

The team spent more than three weeks in the western German city of Duisburg working on the artwork:

Comprising 3,500 tons of compressed sand, it surpasses the previous record holder in Odisha, India.

It also features models of tourist attractions such as Athens’ Acropolis, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


Heavy machinery, including an excavator and cranes were used for the sandcastle’s construction, along with wooden scaffolding.


The sandcastle is expected to remain in place until September 29.



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