Hästholmen lighthouse, Photo: Lisen Elowson Tosting
open house at 70 lighthouses

International Lighthouse Weekend

This is International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend, and some 70 lighthouses around Sweden are holding open house.

Swedish Radio News visited the century old lighthouse at Hästholmen, a nine meter tall tower looking out over Lake Vättern, alongside the entrance to Hästholmen harbor.

Nowadays the lighthouse is mostly a marker so pleasure boats can locate Hästholmen, but in the past it served a much more important role for commercial shipping.

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