Kõpu lighthouse

KÕPU MAJAKAS, Mägipe küla, Hiiumaa vald, Hiiu maakond

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The history of the oldest lighthouse not only in Estonia, but anywhere in the Baltic States and indeed on the Baltic Sea, stretches back 500 years, when landmarks were needed to guide ships in the Hanseatic League. The most important east-west trade route in Northern Europe passed the island of Hiiumaa and merchants complained of ships being lost on the Baltic Sea.  This led to the construction of the lighthouse at Kõpu to warn ships of the low waters off the island.
The lighthouse was built at 67 metres above sea level at the highest point on Hiiumaa. It stands 36 metres above the ground, meaning its light shines out at 102.6 metres above sea level. No other lighthouses by the Baltic Sea are as high.




Times and prices

Is open every day: 10:00 - 20:00

16.09–24.05

Is open advance bookings only

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    3 €
  • Family ticket:

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    5 €
  • Pensioner:

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    2 €
  • University student:

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    2 €
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    2 €
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  • Adult:

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    3 €
  • Family ticket:

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    5 €
  • Pensioner:

    from

    2 €
  • University student:

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    2 €
  • School student:

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    2 €
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Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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282jans

282jans

Most famous of the Hiiumaa lighhouses

Highest lighthouse in Hiiumaa from the sea level, although Tahkuna is higher fro the ground level. Extremely interesting history and well displayed information about nordic lighthouses. A bit...

KHKH00

KHKH00

World's second oldest Lighthouse still working

It's extraordinary place and viewpoint. The view is more that 100m from sea level and the view takes you to the whole area. Lovely cafe next to the Lighthouse. Definitely worth visiting and important...

322sigridt

322sigridt

Jewel on the island

The oldest (functioning) lighthouse on the Baltic sea is definetely worth a visit. In addition to great views from the top over much of Hiiumaa island and surrounding sea it offers an interrdting...

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