Saksun

The transmitter Wilsdruff is a medium wave radio broadcasting facility near Wilsdruff, Germany. Until the nineties there was a transmitter for 1044 kHz with 250 kilowatts transmission power. This was a 153-metre guyed steel tube mast, insulated with respect to ground. Since the mid nineties transmission power is only 20 kilowatts. The new transmitter is in a circular building on which the mast stands. The old transmitter of the fifties is a technical monument. The whole facility is a relic from the Joseph Stalin era with a high fence (double fence with dog track and watchtowers) which is still almost

The village has a church and museum. The church was originally built in Tjørnuvík, but in 1858 it was disassembled, carried over the mountains and reassembled in Saksun. The Museum occupies a seventeenth-century farm house called Dúvugarður. The house belongs to the Dúvugarður farm, still an active sheep farm with approximately 710 ewes.


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The inlet formed a good deep natural harbour, until a storm blocked it with sand. The old harbour become an unaccessible seawater lagoon, only accessible by small boats on high tide.



Saksun (Danish: Saksen) is a village near the northwest coast of the Faroese island of Streymoy, in Sunda Municipality.