4,000 metric tonnes of sand, 19 sculptors resulted in a 55ft tower featuring a number of famous landmarks claims the world record for tallest sandcastle.
The team of German sculptors spent more than three weeks in the western German city of Duisburg working on the 16.68 metre (54.72 feet) artwork.
It is a sandy replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza, Venice’s Rialto Bridge and the graveside of Elvis Presley.
A Guinness World Record official was on hand on Friday to approve the new mark for the German sculpture.
The team of international sculptors failed with a world record attempt last year and decided to use different sand, mainly very fine quartz which is less than one millimetre in grain size.
“It did not collapse because the quality of the sand was better than previous attempts, the weather was good and very good planning,” told Ukrainian Eugenia Kolot.