The lighthouse on Schluckwieksberg
North of the Dornbuschwald, the most important landmark of the island is watching over for well over 100 years. We are talking about the lighthouse “Dornbusch”. It was built in 1888 on Hiddensee's highest hill, the Schluckwieksberg (72.5 m above sea level).
In 1927, it was decided to give the tower a robe of reinforced concrete. And so that 2.4 seconds of light and 7.6 seconds of darkness alternate in equal periods (different for each lighthouse), Germany's last lighthouse keeper did his duty here until a few years ago. In 2009 the "White Giant" adorned a “Deutsche Post” stamp.