Rocks on Bornholm

Bornholm highlights

  1. Visit Bornholm’s four impressive round churches
  2. Walk the stunning, white-sand beach at Dueodde 
  3. Cycle around the island on disused railway cycle routes
  4. Taste delicious smoked fish in the picturesque towns of Svaneke and Gudhjem
  5. Take in the ruins of Hammershus Castle
Get to know the villages on the island

Bornholm's towns and villages

Bornholm is lined with wonderfully quaint little fishing villages, each with its own charm and welcoming community. The towns are within easy reach of one another, making for a nice bike tour of the island. Get to know the country towns and coastal harbors and all their culinary delights below. 

The round churches

Bornholm's round churches

Experience The Island's History

Four of Denmark's seven medieval round churches (rundkirke) are located on Bornholm. Originally built around 1150, these uniquely round churches were used as places of worship, storage for passing ships, and fortresses to protect against attack during the middle ages. There are rumors that some of the churches were associated with the Knights Templar.

Sol over Gudhjem

Culinary Bornholm

This scenic and sunny island is home to an outsized, vibrant food scene where the back-to-the-roots locally-sourced philosophy kickstarted by the New Nordic movement is taken to a whole 'nother level. And the island's long history of making do with whatever they had around them has met a sophisticated generation of talented chefs putting Bornholm on the culinary map. Today Bornholm has two Michelin stars and some well-known dishes that are a must-try when visiting the island. 

This small island packs a punch

Natural experiences on Bornholm

For a relatively small island, Bornholm has quite a variety of geography and ecosystems. In the north you'll find rocky beaches and stunning cliffs. In the south are beaches with sandy so fine that the sand was once used in hour glasses. In between you have forests, caves, fields, and more. Off the coast you'll find the historic islands if Christiansø and Frederiksø. All of these waiting to be explored. 

Prehistoric Denmark

Prehistoric Denmark

Moesgaard Museum

Denmark’s first people

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