The Guinness World Record for the World's Tallest Sandcastle record has just been beaten.  The Sandcastle is in Duisburg, Germany and was commissioned by Schaunisland-Reisen a German Tour Company.  It is 16.58m (54.72ft) beating the previous record for a sandcastle in Odisha, India (which measured 14.84m (48.8ft tall).


Unlike one of  previous record holders - Ed Jarrett this project used Excavators and Cranes rather than hand packed sand.  The design features famous buildings around the world including The Great Sphinx of Giza, Thai Buddhist Temples, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Parthenon in Athens, Greece.   It took over 25 days to complete and 19 Sand Artists from around the world took part..

Photo Credit - Lucas Bruggemann