The summit of Møborg Bavnehøj is 45 m above sea level and provides a splendid view of the surroundings. Beacons in Denmark are known from back to Viking times and were used as signals in the case of approaching danger until the Slesvik War in 1848-50. The worn “bavn” means a pile of wood that can be ignited to form a signal. In modern times the beacons are sometimes used for special celebrations. One of the 330 triangulation points in Denmark is located on the top of Møborg Bavnehøj. Most of them, including the one here, are made of granite fixed to a cement foundation. There is a brass plate on top of the granite pedestal that identifies the exact location of the triangulation point. These triangulation points were established when the whole of Denmark was mapped in the period between the 1830s and 1930s. Granite pedestals like that at Møborg Bavnehøj are some of the older examples.
Relationship to the Surrounding Landscape
Møborg Bavnehøj and the church that is situated nearby, together with the many barrows on Møborg hill island, bear witness to how people settled here from an early date and illustrate how the landscape played an important role for the choice of a place to live. The nearby sandpit shows how glacial deposits have provided the possibility to carry out a commercial activity from the late 1940s until 1992.