Bornholm, Denmark Cruise Port
Located in the Baltic Sea, the Danish island of Bornholm lies between Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany. The island has a rich culture and medieval history as well as a beautiful natural landscape, consisting of majestic forests, pristine beaches and impressive rock formations. Bornholm has a distinctly different ambience to the Danish mainland, due to the fact that it is sparsely populated and has a much more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. Although, the island may seem secluded, it boasts a fantastic range of shops, markets, restaurants and cafes with friendly and attentive staff on hand to make you feel welcome. Bornholm's incredible range of attractions combined with the region's isolated and peaceful environment attracts tourists from across Europe and the rest of world.
Sightseeing in Bornholm
The island of Bornholm offers visitors the choice of a great range of sight-seeing opportunities and fun activities for people of all ages. Thrill seeking and sporty tourists may wish to get involved with the various exhilarating activities available on the island including cycling, hiking, swimming, surfing, sailing and fishing. The region also boasts spectacular walking trails through the Almindingen, Paradisbakkerne and Rytsker Højlng Forests, or alternatively, visitors can sit back and soak up the sun along the islands coastline at the Dueodde, Antoinette, Hullehavn or Balka beaches. Bornholm's historic structures and architecture are sure to delight and impress travellers with an interest in the island's medieval heritage.
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The unique round churches of Bornholm are amongst the island's most popular sights. The region contains four of these distinctive structures, located in the Nyker, Nylar, Olsker and Østerlars districts of the island.
Constructed during the 13th century, Hammershus is Northern Europe's biggest medieval fortress located on the northern side of Bornholm. The castle was once a refuge for the Danish royalty during the middle ages and is now open to the public. The fortress offers spectacular views of the sea and across the island from its immense walls.
Also known as Brandesgårdshaven, Joboland is a thrilling amusement park containing a variety of exciting rides as well as a small zoo, water park and children's playground. The park is usually open between May and September and boasts an incredible range of attractions for people of all ages.
Shopping in Bornholm
The island of Bornholm is famous for its traditional arts and crafts which can be purchased at various locations across the region. Many workshops around the island produce authentic Danish glass art, ceramics and granite before selling it to intrigued tourists. The island also boasts a range of supermarkets, markets and speciality stores selling everything from groceries and local delicacies to fashion and souvenirs.
Eating out in Bornholm
Local favourites, including smoked herring and other freshly caught seafood, can be found at many restaurants across the islands. Bornholm also boasts a selection of exquisite cafes, bakeries and delicatessens, serving delicious snacks and pastries, carefully prepared by experts. Aside from this, travellers will also find a range a snack bars and fast food outlets serving familiar meals.