The Kap Arkona is located in the north of Germany. On the largest island of Ruegen. There is a 45 meter high coast, which consists of chalk and marl. It is one of the most popular places to visit the island, as evidenced by approximately 800,000 visitors. This is but it certainly was not alone on the coast, but also on the two lighthouses, one and two military Peilturm bunkers, some of which come from the days of the Wehrmacht and of the GDR and served as a headquarters. The lighthouses offer an impressive history.
Thus, the smaller of the two taken over 19 meters already in service in 1828. It is also called Schinkel Tower. Schinekturm The lighthouse is the second oldest of the entire coast of the Baltic Sea. The taller tower was the day after the closure of the Schinkel Tower 1 April 1905 put into operation. He stands right next to the old tower and Schinkel is almost twice as large.
The height of the tower is over 35 meters. About a kilometer from Cape Arkona away is the 165-ton boulder sieves Schneider stone, which the northernmost point of East Germany’s objections and thus marked. Right at Cape Arkona is the royal staircase, which consists of 230 steps. It was built during the Swedish-Russian war 1741 – 1743, when complaints belonged to Sweden. In a storm in 1953 the staircase was completely destroyed, but rebuilt in 1995. Spend your holiday on Rugen and visit the historic buildings but themselves. Rugen is possible to explore everything with the wheel when the vehicle they would prefer to leave the apartment. It offers a large selection of hotels and apartments available. It’s worth it!