Helgolander Kegelrobben, Helgoland

4.7
#2 of 8 in Things to do in Helgoland
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Helgolander Kegelrobben
Heligoland lighthouse is located on Germany's only offshore island, Heligoland. Constructed during World War II as an anti-aircraft tower, it was turned into a lighthouse in 1952. It features the strongest light on the German North Sea coast with a range of 28nmi so that it can be seen as far as on the East Frisian or the North Frisian islands and Halligen. The lighthouse is operated by the Tönning water and shipping authority.HistoryThe first lighthouse on Heligoland was built by Trinity House in 1811, when Heligoland was under British rule. The so-called "English lighthouse" (englischer Leuchtturm) was 67m above mean sea level. It constituted an important aid to navigation in the German Bight because its light was visible roughly twice as far as that of Cuxhaven Lighthouse, which had been established a few years before. The English lighthouse was torn down soon after the inauguration of a new building in 1902. The lantern and optics of the English lighthouse were moved to Fehmarn island in the Baltic Sea where they were mounted at Staberhuk lighthouse and are still in use today.The construction of the new lighthouse was ordered by the Prussian administration in 1902. This lighthouse was in service from 1902 until its war-time destruction in 1945. It was built as a round brick tower from the same plans as the Cape Arkona light on Rügen in the Baltic Sea. During a bombing raid on Heligoland on 18 April 1945 by the Royal Air Force this lighthouse was destroyed and the keeper was killed. Plan to visit Helgolander Kegelrobben and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Helgoland attractions using our Helgoland road trip site.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Helgolander Kegelrobben reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
156 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The trip was a surprise arranged by my husband. I've always wanted to go to Helgoland. We saw a lot of seals at the shore of Düne. You can take a boat from the mainland to Düne for 5 euro round trip.....  more
    The trip was a surprise arranged by my husband. I've always wanted to go to Helgoland. We saw a lot of seals at the shore of Düne. You can take a boat from the mainland to Düne for 5 euro round trip.....  more »
  • Easy 1 -2 hour clifftop walk to complete a circular route from the town/port side to Lange Anna and back along both sides of the island. Easy to get a complete picture of the scope of Helgoland both....  more
    Easy 1 -2 hour clifftop walk to complete a circular route from the town/port side to Lange Anna and back along both sides of the island. Easy to get a complete picture of the scope of Helgoland both....  more »
  • You have to take a ferny from Cuxhaven to reach this place,after the world war this island was bombarded and we can see the holes of the impact of the bomb, Human disaster, but hats off to our... 
    You have to take a ferny from Cuxhaven to reach this place,after the world war this island was bombarded and we can see the holes of the impact of the bomb, Human disaster, but hats off to our...  more »
Google
  • Mega cool
  • No tax, good prices.
  • Good for tourists and ocean researchers
  • A dream island for a small holiday and if you like animals - birds, a paradise
  • Very impressive and beautiful island.

Plan your trip to Helgoland

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.