Take a walk in the past
The bascule light, Vippefyret, was originally constructed in 1627, and was Denmark’s first bascule light with an open fire basket.
The principle behind its construction is simple: the basket is lowered to ground level and filled with combustible material, which is then ignited. When the light is raised again, the burning basket can be seen from a great distance.
The bascule light is lit every year on Midsummer’s Eve, where it attracts a lot of people.
The beacon was reconstructed by Carl Locher in 1913 to mark Skagen’s 500th anniversary. The latest reconstruction is from 1958.
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