Map 1. Blåvands Huk - Oksby
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Looking for amber at Blåvand
The Coast to Coast Trail starts at the westernmost point in Denmark, Blåvands Huk. The trail runs along the fine sand beach to the east- Along the beach at Blåvand you can – if the wind is right – be lucky to find amber. The trail continues to the north through the dunes to Oksby Klitplantage.
Blåvand Fyr lighthouse
At the westernmost point in Denmark it is possible to get up in the 39 m high lighthouse, which was built in 1900. Not until 1948 was an electric lighthouse lamp installed in the lighthouse. Before that time, other light sources were used, including a gas lamp and an incandescent mantle lamp. The lighthouse sends out three signals every 20 seconds. The lamp is 55 m above the surface of the ocean and can be seen 40 km from the coast at the end of the Horns rev reef. Initially, the lighthouse was manned with one lighthouse keeper, two lightsmen and one assistant. Now the lighthouse is fully automated.
Close to the lighthouse lies Blåvand Nature Centre, which consists of a nature school with a nature guide attached, a bird station and a nature exhibit. The nature exhibit is free. Here you can learn about the nature and the landscape around Blåvand. You can see how the landscape was formed and learn about the different types of nature in the dunes. The rich bird life at Blåvandshuk is described and a computer shows their migration routes and pictures of the birds. You can also learn about the ringing of birds, which at Blåvands Huk has been important for the knowledge of the migratory routes of birds. Finally, the impact of oil spills on the sea birds is explained.
The beach at Blåvand has been awarded the Blue Flag
The Tirpitz bunker
The beaches at Blåvandshuk and Hvidbjerg have been awarded the Blue Flag. This means that the beaches live up to a number of requirements, including beach water quality, safety measures, good toilet facilities, environmental activities, beach cleaning etc.
The bunker, which was never finished, was made by the German occupation forces in 1944 as part of the Atlantic Wall. For a number of years, the complex was closed off and used by the Danish military for testing of explosives. The southern bunker in the Tirpitz position was opened for the public in 1991.
The bunker, along with the Hansted battery (Hanstholm), is the largest coastal battery in Denmark. Today, the facility is partly in ruin.
See more at vardemuseum.dk
Links til tour folders
Kyst til Kyst Stien. Folder about The Coast to Coast Trail