A must on every visit to the island of Rügen, whether in summer or in winter. On our visit, both lighthouses were unfortunately closed, but also from the outside worth seeing. Absolutely go further above the cliffs to the northernmost point Rügen.
January 1, 2019
Even from afar, as in the picture book of the north, greet the two lighthouses on Cape Arkona. They belong together with the Peilturm, the fishing village Vitt and the ramparts of the temple castle Arkona to the surface monument.
On the cape stood around 1160 the last fortress of the Slavs. It was finally conquered by the Danes, which at the same time kept Christianity on Rügen. In order to increase the safety of the ships circumnavigating the cape, the oldest lighthouse on the Baltic coast was built in 1826/27 to a design by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The nearly 20-meter-high square brick building not only fulfills its function as a building-like monument, but also fulfills the task of a registry office. Since 1902, flares have been emitted by the new, 35 m high round tower.
The former imperial naval tower is open as a museum with a viewing platform.
The up to 46m high cliff offers an impressive sight.The Cape Arkona is now one of the main attractions of Ruegen. For the protection of nature, the entire area has been designated as a low-traffic zone. On foot, with a horse-drawn carriage or with the Arkonabahn you can reach the towers, the castle complex and the fishing village Vitt from the collective parking lot
May 7, 2018
Cape Arkona is located 45 meters above the Baltic Sea on the northeastern tip of the headland. However, the steep cliffs, consisting of chalk and boulder clay, are not only fascinating due to their geographical location. Because on the surface monument Cape Arkona you can make on foot a time travel through the cultural history of the island of Rügen. In April 2003 we were here. Absolutely recommended highlights.
March 12, 2019
On the peninsula Wittow, in the north of the island Rügen, is a 45 meters high, consisting of chalk and Geschiebemergel steep coast - Cape Arkona. Once the place of worship of the Ranen, the almost northernmost point of Rügen is one of the most popular destinations on the island. From the cliff you have an impressive view over the Baltic Sea.
February 9, 2017
Three towers on the Cape for the seafaring
The towers of Cape Arkona offer the unique opportunity to combine a museum visit with a magnificent view over the island of Rügen, Hiddensee to Denmark. At the North Cape you can enjoy the uniqueness of three sea-going towers in one place.
In the Schinkelturm, the ascent of the handmade staircase is rewarded with an exhibition about seafaring and the history of the beacon.
The beacon Cape Arkona
The beacon Cape Arkona is fully worth its ascent of at least 180 steps as a fully functional lighthouse. Look over the entire peninsula Wittow, over Rügen and of course over the sea and Hiddensee. In good weather you can make out on the horizon the white cliffs of the Danish island of Møn.
The tow tower
If you are interested in archaeological research, you can see selected exhibits from the neighboring Ranenburg area in the Peilturm. Changing art exhibitions and a studio under the glass dome are also home to the somewhat remote Peilturm.
March 12, 2019
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