Today satellites and other modern navigation devices guide the ships through the waters of the Baltic Sea but of course it ... More
Today satellites and other modern navigation devices guide the ships through the waters of the Baltic Sea but of course it wasn't always like that. For many decades lightships were stationed far off the coast - floating lighthouses with crews marking rocks and showing the way to the vessels. The "Fehmarnbelt" was one of those lightships. Built as a three-mast-schooner in 1908 she was fitted with a Diesel engine and a signal light device in 1931 and afterwards stationed at several positions in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Her last station was the Fehmarnbelt strait where she was stationed from 1965 onwards until her time was over in 1984. A fully automatic light buoy took her place and she was to be wrecked. But the private society "Feuerschiff für Lübeck" rescued her. She was restored and then found her last port in the Holstenhafen harbor. There are only few lightships left today so the "Fehmarnbelt" is an important reminde r of technology. The ship is open to visitors.
Quandt's Wakenitz shipping company invites you to take part in a special experience and advertises the round trip as a
"romantic cruise on the Amazon of the North". The tour along this unique nature preserve with its old marshy ...
One of the nicest means of public transport to Travemunde is a journey on one of the Kufra ships. The
journey aboard the Kufra Star or the Kufra Jet takes about 90 minutes, and food and drink is available ...
The masses of war refugees after 1945 meant that the number of Lübeck residents grew to over 250,000 by 1945,
thus doubling the city size. Many of these people lived in the new residential areas built since the early ...
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