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Name: Kegnæs Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Sydals, , Denmark

Location: SE tip of Kegnæs, entrance to Flensborg Fjord.

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Photo: Ronald Wöhrn
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Managing Organization:
Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography


This lighthouse was constructed when South Jutland and Alsen Island were part of Germany. The dwelling from the original lighthouse still stands and is privately owned. The station is operated by a six-man team. A Royal Danish Navy coastal lookout service is manned by the lighthouse staff, and the station also has an automated weather observation station transmitting reports to DMI (Danish Meteorological Institute) around the clock.

Tower Height: 60

Height of Focal Plane: 105

Characteristic and Range: Occulting every 5 seconds; range 14 (white) and 10 (red and green sectors) nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Yellow, conical stone tower with copper roof.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1920 keeper's house.

Earlier Towers?
1845: 30-foot square brick tower on roof of keeper's house.

Date Established: 1845

Date Present Tower Built: 1896

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The island can be reached by car via the southernmost Danish town of Sønderborg or by ferry from the island of Fyn. The lighthouse is open from May to September 30, daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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