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Kullen is sometimes known as Sweden's Cape Horn, because of the cliffs below that are difficult to climb among narrow but deep ravines.

There was a lot of traffic here back in the 16th century, but on rounding Skagen seafarers met the that was as black as a coalsack (quotation from Magnus Rietz in his in his book Svenska Fyrar). The magnificent mountain that is home to the lighthouse stands at 70 metres above sea level. A newly constructed lighthouse comprising a rounded stone tower with an open coal hearth was lit here in 1750.

Over the years, all available lighthouse equipment has been tested on Kullen. The lenses are optical masterpieces, and they are a magnificent sight for anyone interested in lighthouses when they cast their light over the water.

Tycho Brahe was the lighthouseman here.

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