Anholt Lighthouse under restoration

Photo kindly provided by the Danish Maritime Authority©

Renovation work on Anholt Lighthouse has begun and is expected to be completed in late October. During this time attention will be paid to the station’s brickwork, windows and doors. This was announced by the Danish Maritime Authority on 6 June.

Anholt Lighthouse is one of Denmark’s oldest. It was established in 1561 following a Royal Resolution of 1560 when it was decided to construct four strategic lighthouses in Denmark. It therefore represents an important part of the Denmark’s maritime cultural past. The first brick-built lighthouse on the island of Anholt was established in the years 1785-1788.