Darßer Ort

Germany - Seefeuer LH

Darßer Ort1848. Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); six white flashes, in a 4+2 pattern, every 22 s. 35 m (115 ft) round brick tower, unpainted, with lantern and gallery. 2-story keeper’s house, painted white, and other light station buildings. Michael Mertens’s photo is at right, Werning has a photo, Trabas has a closeup by Klaus Kern, Wikimedia has a photo, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite viewDarßer Ort is a sandy promontory with large dunes sheltering an unusual maritime forest. Opened to the public in 1995, this historic station has quickly become one of Germany’s best known and most visited lighthouses. Following reunification, the national park service restored the station and the Deutsches Meeresmuseum in Stralsund established an aquarium and nature museum, the Natureum Darßer Ort, in the keeper’s house and other buildings. Most visitors also climb the tower for its spectacular view over the Baltic; in good weather the Danish island of Falster can be seen across the mouth of the Mecklenburger Bucht. Located on the point of Darßer Ort about 5 km (3 mi) west of Ostseebad Prerow. Site open, museum and tower open daily May through October, daily except Mondays and Tuesdays in April and November. Operator: WSA Stralsund. Site manager: Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft. ARLHS FED-070; Admiralty C1440; NGA 3516.

Germany - Seefeuer LH stamps

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