Lighthouse BUK near Bastorf

Bastorf is located about 3 kilometres from Kühlungsborn. A hike or bike ride to this small place is worthwhile, because here you will find Germany's highest lighthouse on the survey "Buk". You can expect a breathtaking panoramic view of the coast and, in the clear Baltic weather, you will be looking west even to the island of Fehmarn. 

Coffee and cakes are also provided, as the café Valentin is right next to the lighthouse.

How about a little detour to the manor Bastorf? There you will be gladly served with regional cuisine and the little ones will certainly get big eyes in the first Mecklenburg Candy Manufactory.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 16:00 p.m. (during the season until 5 p.m.)

Admission Fees: Children 0-16 years €0.50; Adult €2.50

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History of the Bastorfer Lighthouse

  • 1876 construction (duration: 18 months)
  • 1924/25 Replacement Petroleum wick-lighting by Electric light
  • Until early 1960 a popular excursion destination-then classified as a military object, could not be entered for several years
  • 1979 Last lighthouse keeper finished his service (from now on automatically)
  • 1991-1999 refurbishment of the two-storey Turmbauses (several construction sections)-thereafter facilities of the Federal Navy (directional radio station) and the social work of the federal Transport Administration

55 Stairs = 20,8 m height, up in the highest lighthouse on the coast of Germany

  • 78 m above sea level
  • 20.8 m tower height (one of the smallest German lighthouses)
  • 95.3 m fire height
  • Highest lighthouse of the German coast
  • 55 Stairs
  • Location: 54° 07' 55 "latitude & 11° 41' 37" East longitude
  • Every 45 seconds four blinks

Even today the beacon in front of the sandbank "Hannibal" warns in the entrance to the Wismar Bay, because even in 25 nautical miles distance you can see the light of the tower.

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