Light along the coast
In Sønderborg municipality there are 10 lighthouses, most of them are from the time of the German rule.
The German marine
In 1905 the German marine decided to move its Baltic Fleet from Kiel to new marine stations in Flensborg and Sønderborg. The construction of the many lighthouses should perhaps be seen in this context. The lighthouses helped ships navigate in the complicated waters around Als; today this is done by means of satellite-controlled GPS technology. However, even modern equipment can fail and that´s why lighthouses are maintained in Denmark.
Come up and enjoy the view
Kegnæs Lighthouse was the only one established on island Als, when the area came under German rule in 1864. The lighthouse of today is open for visitors and you can climb the stairs and enjoy the view.
The lighthouse made film history
Taksensand Lighthouse has become even more known as location in the film "In Love & War". Originally the search was set for a house of a ferryman, however a photo of Taksensand Lighthouse and a visit to the location settled the matter and something maybe never seen before within the film industry happened - a location chanced the manuscript; a lighthouse keeper replaced a ferryman.
The lighthouse is 8 metres tall and made out of iron in 1896. To begin with, it was equipped with a lens and alcohol burner, but was in 1921 changed to acetylene gas. During modernizing in 1976, the o...
The lighthouse is from 1896, made of iron and 8 metres high with a focus height of 13 metres. It was originally a lens device with an alcohol burner. In 1925, the lighthouse is made electric and the a...
The lighthouse is from 1895 and built in iron. It is 8 metres high and has a focus height of 11 metres. It was equipped with a lens device and an alcohol burner until 1921, when they switched to acety...
This lighthouse is the smallest and youngest among lighthouses in the Sønderborg-area. Built in iron in 1930 with a height of 2 metres. Apart from some minor changes in 1980, the lighthouse stands in ...
The lighthouse, build in 1904 in iron, was equipped with a lens device and alcohol burner. At the Reunification in 1920, the lighthouse is turned over to the Danish government and Det Danske Fyrvæsen ...
The lighthouse was built in 1904. The tower is of stone and was 18 metres high at start. In 1927, the lighthouse was equipped with a lens device, a petroleum burner and jalousies to flash the light. D...
The lighthouse is a 10-meter high iron tower erected in 1906. From the beginning, it was equipped with a lens device and an alcohol burner.
1921 the switch is made from alcohol to acetylene gas and a...
Gammel Pøl Lighthouse
The lighthouse is from 1906; it is built in iron and has a height of 11 metres. It was built as part of a leading light, serving as the rear light; the beacon was a lamp heist in a 6 meter fenced mast...
The lighthouse Kegnæs Fyr dominates the skyline by the dam leading to the Kegnæs peninsula. Climb to the top and enjoy the view to Broager, Germany and the islands Ærø and Langeland.