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.
The sorely tried synagogue next to the St. Annen Museum was opened as a domed building in 1880. It was
partially destroyed during the National Socialist program against the Jews in November 1938. After that, it was literally "stepped ...
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 ...
Despite its size, the small church by the highly frequented Ratzeburger Allee is remarkable. Built in 1646, the chapel was
a substitute for its predecessor, which had been torn down when the town bastions were enlarged in 1629. As ...
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