A Walk In Dragoer

I love that sea view, where ships in the horizon line look as if they are about to tumble over the edge of the earth.
That’s the kind of experience you can have in Dragoer. Furthermore you can see the bridge which connect Denmark with Sweden, Oeresundsbroen.
But wait! There is an other important subject out there. A lighthouse on a caisson 6 kilometres out in the sea, Drogden Fyr.
The Navy has used it as a Coastal Lookout Station since 1937. The Germans occupied the lighthouse during World War II. They mounted an air defence grenade, and used it when British planes fired at the lighthouse. The men who work here have no desire for another job. At least not, if you ask the boss of the lighthouse.
Every Wednesday is the changeover day. Fresh men and fresh supplies sail 6 kilometres to their second home.
They have their own room, a common living room, and a large workroom, which is their lookout point.
About 100 big ships pass the lighthouse every day and the channel is only 300 meters wide.
Drogden Lighthouse is an outpost, but only in the literal sense.

A walk among the old well preserved houses in Dragoer is a great way to spend an hour or two. The cinema in Dragoer has two honorary members. One of them is Ghita Norby and the other one is: Viggo Mortensen. Known as Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings”. He has family in Dragoer!

“Dragør was founded in the 12th century, and grew quickly as a fishing port. In 1370, the Hanseatic League was granted some trade privileges in the town. Dragør continued to grow – as the home of one of the largest fishing fleets in the country and as a base for salting and processing fish.” Wikipedia.

10 Comments on “A Walk In Dragoer

  1. Rigtige flotte stemningsbilleder. En by som jeg sagtens kunne finde på at bosætte mig i, hvis jeg var pisket til at bo i København. 😉 😀 😀

    • Ah! København 😀 🙂
      Jeg bliver nødt til at besøge Jylland, det er længe siden sidst. Et lille afbræk fra ‘Djævleøen’ ville gøre underværker 🙂
      Jeg researchede på nettet angående Dragør, og hvad fandt jeg? Et indlæg på din blog om C.W. Eckersberg 🙂 …samt et fremragende maleri, der skildrer den driftige Dragør Havn skitseret mellem 1825 og 1833.
      Tak!

    • Hi Alexander. We never know what to expect of the weather anymore so we just have to be prepared 🙂
      Today the fog wrapped itself around the landscape in the most beautiful way.
      Thanks!!

    • Thank you, Janaline. So much history and nature at the same time. These are good ingredients for a successful walk 🙂

  2. I really enjoy every walk you do, dear Hanna. Denmark has a lot of beauties, thanks for sharing them with us. Kind regards Mitza

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