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Dornbusch Lighthouse

The Dornbusch lighthouse  is an active lighthouse located on the highlands of Dornbusch, north of the island of Hiddensee ( Hiddensee is a German island in the Baltic Sea. It is located immediately west of Rugen. ) in the West Pomeranian-Rugen District (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) in Germany.

The Dornbusch  lighthouse, built in 1887-88, was commissioned on 19 November 1888 on the north of the island of Hiddensee, northwest of the island of Rugen, to guide navigation in the channel from Gellen to the ports of Stralsund and Strelasund. The tower, originally cylindrical, was rebuilt between 1927 and 1929 and has a shell with 12 faces in reinforced concrete.ue to its location on a 72 meters above the sea rising Dornbuschhugel also called “Beacon Dornbusch”.

The Dornbusch lighthouse stamps : On July 2, 2009, Deutsche Post issued a commemorative stamp bearing the image of the Dornbusch lighthouse worth 55 eurocents in the series Lighthouses./ the lighthouse Dornbusch, appeared on 13 May 1975 by the German post office of the GDR.The lighthouse Dornbusch is one of the most famous motifs on the small Baltic Sea island.

Access : Coordinates: 54.599167, 13.119444 / Location : Im Dornbuschwald 1, 18565, Insel Hiddensee, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland / The way there is signposted and also easily accessible via the path.
From the port of Schaprode on the west coast of Ruegen, up to eight ferries pass daily to Kloster (journey time 45-70 minutes).
Bus line 35 Bergen-Schaprode./Paid parking at the ferry terminal.

Highlights :

  • The lighthouse has been open to the public since 1994. There are 102 steps to the viewing platform at the height of the lens. Due to the small size, only 15 people can enter the tower at the same time. At wind force 6 ( Beaufort scale ), or higher, the tower is closed for safety reasons. The Danish island of Mon can be seen from the lighthouse in clear weather.
    You can visit the permanent exhibition “Technology and History of the Lighthouse” during the opening hours.

LightHouse Specifications :Year first constructed : 1887/88 , Year first lit :N/A , Tower Height: 72 m , Description of Tower: Tapered octagonal tower with balcony and lantern. Visibility white: 45 km (24.9 nm) ,Visibility red: 38 km (21.3 nm) / Current status :Active

Warning: Go high is prohibited for children under 6 years. For whatever reasons ?

Opening Hours: February : 13. – 17. February: 11 am – 3 pm daily,22. February: 11 am – 3 pm / March: every thursday 11 am – 3 pm , 27. – 31. March: 11 am – 3 pm
/ April: 01. – 07. April: 11 am – 4 pm daily , from 08. April: Thu – Sat.: 11 am – 4 pm

Entrance fees : children 6-17 years 1.50 €, familys (2 adults + 2 children) 7,50 € , Adults 3.00 €,

Activities : Cycling on Hiddensee / sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking / From the lighthouse you have a wonderful view of the island and the island of Rugen.

Go next : Cape Arkona Lighthouse / Hiddensee National Park / Fishing village Vitte, an UNESCO World Heritage list since 1973

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