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Historical Buildings, Viewpoints, Lighthouses

Due to its location on a thorn bush (German: "Dornbusch") hill rising 72 metres above the sea, also called "beacon Dornbusch".

The lighthouse on the Dornbusch ("Dornbusch lighthouse"), which was commissioned in 1888, is Hiddensee's landmark. Its light shines from a height of approx. 100 m above sea level about 45 km out onto the open Baltic Sea and provides an important orientation for coastal navigation. The 28 m high tower is originally a round brick building. You can visit the permanent exhibition "Technology and History of the Lighthouse" during opening hours.

Attention! Only open up to wind force 6 (Beaufort scale), in dry weather and sufficient visibility! The decision on whether to open the lighthouse will be made on Thursdays around 09.00 am. Information on this can be obtained from the island of Information Hiddensee, tel. +49 38300/608685.

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


Opening Hours:


13. - 17. February: 11 am - 3 pm daily
22. February: 11 am - 3 pm

every thursday 11 am - 3 pm
27. - 31. March: 11 am - 3 pm

01. - 07. April: 11 am - 4 pm daily
from 08. April: Thu - Sat.: 11 am - 4 pm

(The decision to open the lighthouse will be made on Thursdays around 9.00 a.m.). For further information please contact the island Information Hiddensee, Tel: +49 38300/608685.

Please note that, for safety reasons, children are not allowed to enter the building until they are 6 years of age or older. From wind force 6 onwards, the outer platform is not accessible to anyone for safety reasons.

Technical specifications:

Geographical coordinates54.36 degrees north latitude / 13.07 degrees east longitude
Official name:Lighthouse Dornbusch
Locarion:"Kloster-Hochland auf dem 'Schluckswiek'"
Height:72 m
Year of construction:1887/88 as clinker brick construction
Reconstruction:1927-29 Reinforced with concrete shell support
Height of Tower27.5 m
Height of Gallery:20 m
Höhe above sea level:99.5 m
Identification:2.4 s bright - 7.6 s dark
Lamp wattage: 2000 W (metal halide lamp)
Visibility white:45 km (24.9 nm)
Visibility red:38 km (21.3 nm)

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