Latitude54° 55’ 36.8” N
Longitude10° 29’ 58.6” E
Small island with in the newly renovated small marina in the Danish South Sea.
NV Cruising Guide
The approach is possible via the unlit "Mørkedyb" fairway only during the day. A small designated channel leads from the red buoy of the fairway with approx. 20° into the harbour.
Ferry channel was reported at 2.5m in September 2020.
Few places on 1.6 - 2m water depth. The jetty of the mail boat must remain free.
No utilities, not even drinking water at the port.
NV Land Guide
If there are fox and rabbit on the island, then they certainly say good night to each other here often. On the one hand, the island is so small that the two can hardly avoid each other, on the other hand, the sleepy Birkholm is probably the ideal place for such an event, because here is nothing going on! But this is exactly the charm of the island in the Danish South Sea. So the number of around 1000 pleasure boats moored in the small harbour every year also proves that the pleasure boaters regard the island as an oasis of tranquillity rather than a desolate wasteland.
Approximately 10 people are said to have their permanent home on the island. For them, farming and fishing are the sources of livelihood.
Provisions are available in the island kiosk at the meeting house only in limited quantities in the form of baked goods, ice cream. Sometimes vegetables are also offered. At the fishermen you can get eel or Baltic crabs. Means of transport on the island, which has a fine sandy beach, are wheelbarrow and handcart or bicycle. Locals use tractors or quads.
Today, the flat Birkholm is protected from flooding by dikes. This protection was lacking when the island was almost completely destroyed in the great floods of around 1870.
Trips to Ærø are no problem. There is a mail boat to Marstal on weekdays, but booking is required.
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