At the felt end of the world: Fiskeläge on Gotland – Helgumannen Fiskeläge

Fiskeläge Gotland, Helgumannen Fiskeläge Farö, Kodak Ektar, Leica M Summilux 1.4 50 asph.

It is one of Gotland’s 150 remaining fishing sites and is certainly one of the most beautiful of Gotland. On the island of Farö, Gotland, we discovered it on one of the most exciting roads in the dense Rauka area, which, however, hopefully remains largely free of camper vans. Because white plastic and these charming Fiskeläge visually do not fit together into the landscape.

At the felt end of the world: Fiskeläge on Gotland – Helgumannen Fiskeläge

The Helgumannen Fiskeläge certainly has a unique selling proposition among the Fiskeläge on Gotland. Not without reason did she also play a major role as location for Ingmar Bergman films. In addition, the Helgumannen Fiskeläge is located on one of the most exciting paths of Farö, the neighboring island of Gotland. Here one Raukagebiet joins the other and the visit of the Helgumannen Fiskeläge is the culmination after the discovery of the Raukagebietes Digerhuvud.

Still very much alive among the Fiskeläge on Gotland – the Helgumannen Fiskeläge
But the Helgumannen Fiskeläge is more than just a romantic place and more than just a movie backdrop that tells Helgumannen Fiskeläge, like the other Fiskeläge on Gotland, about the hard work of the fishermen, who ride in the snow and thundering sea as well as in the rough seas and glittering Sun. While the Helgumannen Fiskeläge are still actively used, part-time fishermen have their area here, and researchers from Scandinavia, who are exploring the train of fish creepers from here, have come up here.

The huts made of stone or wood of the Helgumannen Fiskeläge are above all sleeping and resting places. On its weather side, the roof sometimes juts down almost to the ground. In the brick buildings, the gable and the roof are mostly made of wood, and on the narrowest point of the huts, on the gable side, is the access. Thus, heat can not escape unnecessarily. Apart from the entrance, the buildings have no further openings, they are windowless.

The Helgumannen Fiskleläge originally hunted the up to two meter-long cod (cod) with the harpoon and caught the herring with the nets. The nets then hung to dry in the behind the huts Netzgarten. Parts of it are still preserved. Likewise, one or the other slipway for landing the small fishing boats made of stone.

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