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Smygehuk, Trelleborg

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Smygehuk Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Trelleborg Municipality in Sweden. It is situated approximately west of Smygehamn, and is high and constructed of iron. It was completed in 1883, and taken out of service in 1975 in favor of the offshore Kullagrundet Lighthouse. Following an initiative by Trelleborg Municipality, among others, it was relit in April 2001. Smygehuk Lighthouse is located at Smygehuk, near the southernmost tip of Sweden and the Scandinavian Peninsula.HistoryThe lighthouse originally was lit by paraffin oil, but this was soon replaced by electricity, and the lighthouse was fitted with an 1,000-watt Incandescent light bulb. The luminous intensity was 180,000 Hefner candles. The rotating third-order lens spread the beams of light in the correct pattern "every fifth second a flash alternating between red and white". Today, the lens no longer rotates, and the lamp is only 60 watts. Despite this low wattage, it still reaches about 15 kilometers out over the sea, providing guidance mainly for tourists and fishing boats.The first lighthouse-keeper, Elis Andersson, lived in the plastered house. His lookout and assistant lived in the wooden house. In 1985, this was converted into a hostel — Sweden's southernmost tourist accommodation. The site has also been a weather station, which made its last report in April 1984. An old housing for measuring equipment and a rain gauge can be seen to the east of the lighthouse.
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  • Nice part of Sweden with nice area with food and ice cream. Nice area walking by the Oatersea. Nice harbor with small boats.  more »
  • Just a bus ride from Trelleborg on the way to Ystad. This is the southernmost point of Sweden. It has a statue that is supposed to be modelled on Uma Thurman's grandmother. The lighthouse is a short w...  more »
  • A place to settle down, and where you easily can spend some hours if the weather is good. There are several attractions on this place.
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  • Beautiful place to visit. You can buy great seafood here.
  • Great place for a pit stop with cafes and a good fish shop. Lovely views all around and plenty to see and do.
  • A nice place to see Swedens southern point. Nice restaurtants and nature. Worth a hours visit.
  • Cozy and nice. Little hem with cafe's and small shops
  • Good place for a stop. Nice. Good food corners. Free Toilet, clean.

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