Rubjerg Knude Fyr

Some photos of the lighthouse Rubjerg Knude Fyr on the North Sea coast of North Jutland, Denmark. It was built in 1899.


On our way back from Sweden to Germany we made a little detour and took the ferry from Göteborg to Frederikshavn to take the route along the beautiful west coast of Denmark. Of course, we visited the Rubjerg Knude Fyr (fyr = lighthouse) which stands in the middle of a huge dune.

You can learn more about this lighthouse at Wikipedia. View the location on

Update 22nd October 2019

Today the lighthouse was moved further away from the coast to preserve it from falling into the sea.

Live stream and infos:
Spiegel post with some images:


and over the years it’s slowly taken by the sea

This is one of many observation points along the atlantic shoreline of Europe. They were built during the 2nd world war as part of the Atlantic Wall. After the war the people tried to blow up these monsters of steel and concrete, but without success. They were and still are to strong and solid. So it seems like they can only be destroyed by the nature.