The very original and completely isolated pier had up to 50,000 visitors every year, and many of them were fans of the island. But now the end for the small Marina comes as a complete surprise. In order to implement the new "Museums Act", the Danish museum administration Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen has decreed that the listed military fort on the islet must be dismantled to its condition from 1995, because the renovations by the new operator Malmekranen AB run counter to the museum character.
The operators had taken over the neglected site from the museum administration and invested around two million euros, including in sanitary facilities for the sailors, infrastructure, a restaurant and a ferry line from Copenhagen to the island. The first thing to do is to dismantle the sanitary facilities, which means that the port can no longer be used and will probably no longer be available this season. The operator's Facebook page regrets the decision and announces the closure.
The Danish sailing community is stunned by the comments on the operator's Facebook page about the government's bureaucratic course. Because before the island, which had been looked after by a state fund for years, was sold, the systems on the island had fallen into disrepair. It is currently completely unclear whether the storm of public indignation can prevent the closure.
The fortress island was built in 1910 in front of the Saltholm Flak, which was only four meters deep, and made it possible to secure access to Copenhagen from the sea. More information about the island on the operator's website.