|Year first constructed||1839|
|Year first lit||1892 (current)|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||unpainted tower and red lantern|
|Tower height||27 metres (89 ft)|
|Focal height||32 metres (105 ft)|
|Characteristic||Fi W 20 s.|
The lighthouse was built in 1839 based on drawings by Georg Holgreen. The tower is integrated with the lighthouse keepers house. The lighthouse is supplied with rotating mirrors. In 1892 the current lighthouse tower was built from granite. In 1902 an acetylene based lamp was installed. In 1924 it was electrified based on British lighthouse technology.
The tower is based on a 3 meter deep and 8.8 meter wide concrete foundation resting on solid lime underground. The 22 meter granite tower is built on a 0.5 meter granite base. The stairs leading up the tower has 84 granite steps, with one end integrated in the outer granite wall of the tower. The woodwork in the tower is made from teak. The cylindrical lamp structure has a diameter of 3.7 meters, and a window height of 2.8 meters supported by 12 window bars made of iron.
In 1976-77 a 365 m² 2-story control center was built next to the lighthouse. From here a number of automated lighthouses were controlled. On January 1, 2000 the control center was closed, and the automated functions where transferred to the Danish capital, Copenhagen.
There is a parking area by the lighthouse giving public access to the beach and coastal fields south and north of the lighthouse. Anglers and divers also visit the area. The lighthouse keepers house has been used as a vacation rental since 2011.
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