Fehmarn Places of Interest

Niobe Monument

At Gammendorfer Strand, a mast commemorates the tragic fate of crew of the German Navy's training ship "Niobe", which sank off the island’s north-western coast on July 26, 1932. Out of the crew of 109, a total of 69 seamen lost their lives.

Jimi Hendrix Memorial Stone

The Love & Peace Festival was a music festival attended by some 25,000 people, which was held near the Flügge lighthouse on the island of Fehmarn from 4 to 6 September 1970.
The festival was to be Jimi Hendrix's final concert appearance. A memorial stone near the camp site at Flügger Strand commemorates the occasion.

Glambeck Castle Ruins

In 1210, the Danish King Waldemar II ordered the construction of a mighty brick fortress, Glambeck Castle, with circular walls measuring four metres in height for his representative in what is now Burgtiefe. After 1558, it remained in use as a storage hall for wood and grain until it was destroyed during a battle in 1628. Most of the bricks from the walls were removed and the ruins were buried by wind-borne sand. They were only uncovered again by the storm tide of November 13, 1872.

Reconstruction of Stone Age Passage Grave

Wulfener Berg was the site of an important Stone Age burial ground with megalithic tombs dating back to the period 3600 - 3200 B.C. Of particular interest were several "Langbetten" or passage graves measuring up to 130 metres long. The term "Langbetten" is used to describe Stone Age megalithic tombs that are covered in a long rectangular mound of earth.

In 1836, the archaeologist and cleric Diederich Harries described the graves near Wulfen, which had by then been largely destroyed. The stones were blown up by stone cutters and sold as building material. Today, no traces of the burial fields remain.