Trekroner - Copenhagen Harbour, Denmark

Lighthouse category:  sector

Position:  55° 42' 11.8"N : 12° 36' 52.4"E

Status: active

Date:  1836

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  39 feet

Construction: round tower with lantern and gallery.  Construction material not known but could be cast iron or concrete.

Colour scheme: white

Focal plane height:  66 feet

Characteristics: white, red and green sectors.  Isophase light - one second on, one second off

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

This light stands in the very centre of Trekroner Fort, the main coastal defence fort intended for the defence fo Copenhagen harbour.  The Danish name for the fort is Trekroner Søfort and it was constructed in 1787.  As a defensive establishment it had a fairly active life, seeing action against the British in 1801 and again in 1807, and being used as a barracks by the Germans during their Second World War occupation of Denmark.

The photograph below gives a panoramic view of the fort with the lighthouse in the centre and the start of the two moles that shelter the harbour visible in the left and right of shot.

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