Bornholm's towns and villages

Bornholm's towns are within easy reach of one another and make for a nice network of visits. Cycle or drive between quaint country towns and coastal harbours and try regional delicacies along the way!

Bornholm couple


Rønne is Bornholm’s main town and it is also the ferry port, connecting Bornholm to mainland Denmark (Køge, south of Copenhagen), Sweden, Germany and Poland. The town of Rønne, along with Nexø, was bombed heavily after the end of WWII by the Russians, targeting the occupying German garrison that refused to surrender to them. Despite this, you can still see many old buildings with lots of character. The Swedish state donated 175 red timber houses to aid the rebuilding of Rønne after the war, which you can walk around today.

Bornholm coast


Hasle is well-known for its quaint, old herring smokehouses. They are still in use today and you can visit them and the museum housed in part of the building. The nearby villages of Sandvig and Allinge both have lovely sand and rock beaches and are popular holiday destinations. 


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Bornholm is a slow-paced Baltic island, west of the Etholmene Islands. Bornholm presents the Danish landscape in a nutshell; it is hilly and fertile with fields and large forests.