Jons Kapel ("John's Chapel") is an interesting and beautiful cliff formation on the west coast of Bornholm, about 7 kilometers north of Hasle.
Formations are the result of waves hitting the rock at a time when sea levels were much higher than today.
The cliff is 22 meters high today. An old parable says that monk Jon once lived here, who Christianized sailors and Bornholm. He preached from the rock that looked like a pulpit.
Today, 108 picturesque stone steps leading to the pulpit of Jon’s stretch along the edge of the rock. Nearby there are also three small caves in which the monk was to live. Each of them fulfilled a separate function: bedroom, dining room and basement.
To protect the rock formation, Jons Kapel was taken under protection in 1907.
To the north of Jons Kapel is a steep wall 41 meters high - Hvidkleven or "White Cliff".
A trip to Jons Kapel is best to start in Teglkås or in a specially prepared and well-marked parking lot above the cliffs.
From there it is only a few hundred meters to the steep wooden stairs that lead to the bottom of cliff. It is a rock that weathered faster than hard granite, creating this transition. The diabase rock was probably pressed into the granite fracture from below as liquid lava before it cooled on the surface.
HOW TO GET THERE
By bike: Rønne - Allinge bicycle route, exit at the parking lot next to the road (information on signs), then about 500m walk.