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The Peilturm Cape Arkona refers to a Peilturm (sea beacon) on the Baltic Sea in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is located next to the Jaromarsburg at Cape Arkona on the peninsula Wittow at the northern tip of the island of Rügen. Within sight are the two lighthouses at Cape Arkona.
The former naval tower was built in 1927 in brick construction and served as a sea beacon. From 1911 to 1925, corresponding pioneering attempts had been made to improve navigation, especially for the 1909 established railway ferry line Sassnitz-Trelleborg, by the emission of directed radio waves. To this end, large antenna fields were built within the Jaromarsburg. The foundations of the associated radio operation have been preserved within the castle wall to this day. The technical facilities of the tow tower were destroyed in 1945. The tower is about 23 meters high.
The tow tower was renovated in the early 1990s and is open for visitors to visit. On it is about 18 to 20 meters in height, a viewing platform, which leads to 111 steps. From the viewing platform you have a clear view over Rügen and in particular the peninsula Wittow. When the weather is clear, you can see all the way to the Danish island of Møn.
November 2, 2018
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