Transatlantic — Skagen; More around town and beyond


Skagen, Denmark

Let’s hike out northeast of town, along the eastern shore of the Skagen Odde Peninsula. It is here that we come across the first of two lighthouses. We didn’t get as far as the second, although we did see that one in the distance. At any rate, below is Skagen’s White Lighthouse. It was in operation from 1747 until 1858, when it was replaced by the Skagen Grey Lighthouse.

Skagen’s White Lighthouse

To get to these lighthouses you walk along some interesting residential areas:

Skagen, Denmark

Heading back into town along Oddejev you’ll soon see a brown tower in the distance. And where Oddejev becomes Sankt Laurentii Vej, where it intersects with Markjev, you’ll see what that tower is. This is the Vandtaarnet i Skagen (Skagen Watertower), erected in 1934 and in use until 1983. It was constructed from 130,000 bricks, but today it serves as a tourist vantage point from June through August . . . if you’re willing to shell out a modest fee for entrance and able to climb 120 steps/111 feet/34 meters:

Historic Water Tower

Here’s a look back at the water tour from along Sankt Laurentii Vej facing to the northeast:

Skagen, Denmark

I’ll leave you today with these four street scene images of Skagen:

Skagen, Denmark

Skagen, Denmark

Skagen, Denmark

Skagen, Denmark

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