In 1909 the lighthouse was built by the Julius Pintsch Company in Fürstenwalde. By the end of the 19th century it had become one of the major producers of navigation marks, e. g. for the Suez Canal. The lighthouse was set up in 1910 between the islands Hiddensee and Barhöft in the Baltic Sea and remained there until 1993. In 2005 it was dismantled and stored. But finally it was restored and brought back to Fürstenwalde where it was set up again by volunteers.