Island of Bornholm in the middle of the Baltic Sea Hammershus is Scandinavia's largest medieval fortification Image credit: Frank M. Rafik Pin It

Island of Bornholm in the middle of the Baltic Sea

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Bornholm is also called “The Pearl of the Baltic” and offers amazing natural and cultural beauty. The island of Bornholm is indeed a very popular tourist destination. Bornholm is widely known for its smoked herring, high quality arts and crafts and its beautiful nature.

You can get to Bornholm by car ferry and airplane. The ferries are sailing from Koge and Ystad in Sweden. The local airport is situated in Ronne (or Rønne), which is the largest town on the island of Bornholm. Ronne has a really beautiful inner town with old houses, cobble streets and an authentic atmosphere. In Ronne there is many options for accommodation such as bed and breakfast, camping and hotels.

Top attractions on Bornholm

Almindingen: A hilly forest located on the central part of the island. From Rytterknægten (the highest peak on Bornholm) you have a stunning view over the island. In Almindingen I can recommend visiting Ekkdodalen, which is a geological interesting place.

Hammershus: A old ruin located on a rocky shore in the northwestern part of Bornholm from where you have a beautiful view over the Baltic Sea. The nature around Hammershus is really worth a visit. It is very rough and is one of the most beautiful places in Denmark. Near Hammershus you find the Opal Lake, which is a stunning lake formed by carving of the granite.

Christiansø: Rocky islands northeast of Bornholm. It reachable from by ferry from Gudhjem.

Pictures of Bornholm

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Old houses in Rønne – the biggest town on Bornholm.

Hammershus bornholm

Hammershus is Scandinavia’s largest medieval fortification

Bornholm coast

Bornholm coast at sunset.

Rocks bornholm

Bornholm offers many rocky and brutal shorelines.

ekkodalen bornholm

Ekkodalen (Echo Valley) on Bornholm is Denmark’s longest rift.

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Bornholm’s picturesque coastline.

Osterlars church

Østerlars Church is the largest and, possibly, the oldest of the island’s four round churches.

Beach bornholm

Wide sandy beach on Bornholm.

Opal lake

At the bottom of the granite quarry you will find the Opal Lake.

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