Close by Lønstrup you will find the massiv and impressive Rubjerg Knude. It is located 90 meters above sea level and it is still growing in size. It is a very beautiful nature scenery where the ocean and sand is a very dramatic evidence too the fact that land is being eaten by the sea and several meters disappears every year.
The lighthouse at Rubjerg Knude
The light in Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse was first turned on on 27th of December 1900. The lighthouse was built on the cliff's highest point 60 m above the sea and the lighthouse itself is 23 m high. In the beginning the lighthouse was equipped with its own gasworks for illumination and the operation of the foghorn. In 1906 the gas was replaced by petroleum and in 1934, by electricity. In the beginning the lighthouse was manned by the lighthouse keeper, an assistant light keeper and a light tender.
When the lighthouse was built it was more than 200m inland and there were no large dunes around it. Over time the sea moved in closer and simultaneously the wind blew large amounts of sand up from the cliff. In the end the sand was so high that it was sometimes impossible to see the lighthouse from the sea. On August 1st 1968 the fight was given up and the light was lit for the last time. In 1980 a museum was opened, but unfortunately it was closed in 2002 due to coastel erosion and was moved to Strandfogedgården 3 km from the light house.
The light house was reopened in the spring of 2016 and a staircase was added, so you can see the spectacular view from the top. The lighthouse will within the next 10-15 year fall into the sea because of coastel erosion.
Free admission and open day and night.
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