Kapelludden Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Kapelludden, on the east coast of the Swedish island of Öland, was built and lit in 1871. It is located in a wetland near the ruin of a 13th-century chapel, in Bredsättra socken, Borgholm Municipality.

Kapelludden Lighthouse
Kapelludden lighthouse
Coordinates56.819549°N 16.845077°E / 56.819549; 16.845077
Year first constructed1872
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower with observation room, balcony, lantern and central cylinder
Markings / patternred tower, grey lantern dome
Tower height32 metres (105 ft)
Focal height29.7 metres (97 ft)
Range12.5 nautical miles (23.2 km; 14.4 mi)[1]
CharacteristicLFI W 10s.
Admiralty numberC7270
NGA number116-7740
ARLHS numberSWE-211
Sweden numberSV-5498
Managing agentSwedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[2]
Heritagegovernmental listed building complex 

The lighthouse is 32 meters high and was built by A.T. Gellerstedt.

See also


  1. Lighthouse Kapelludden (Öland) www.leuchtturmseiten.de
  2. Kapelludden The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 5, 2016

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