Discover Bornholm: The Magical Danish Island

Welcome to Bornholm, the gem of Denmark, where rocky cliffs and Mediterranean vegetation create a unique atmosphere. This sunny island offers not only picturesque landscapes but also the warm culture of the local inhabitants. Wander through charming towns, relax on sandy beaches, and enjoy a variety of attractions. Bornholm is a paradise for lovers of active recreation with 235 km of cycling routes, hiking paths, and opportunities for climbing or kayaking. Discover the rich history of the island by visiting medieval ruins and picturesque landmarks. Don't miss the rich local culture and art, from galleries to exquisite cuisine. Bornholm is the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation, full of nature, history, and culture. We invite you to discover this exceptional island!

Bornholm - the sunny island of the north

Bornholm: A Treasury of History and Legends

It is said that Bornholm was created from the best parts of Scandinavia, thrown by God into the Baltic Sea. This mysterious island harbors many puzzles and fascinating stories.

During your visit to Bornholm, don't miss the Romanesque round churches, the largest in Scandinavia, which invite you on a journey through time with their unique architecture. The ruins of the medieval Hammershus castle, with its modern exhibition center, tell dramatic stories from the island's past.

It's also worth taking a sea trip from Gudhjem to Christiansø, where you can admire picturesque views and learn about the history of this strategic defensive point. Bornholm is a place where the past and present intertwine, creating a unique atmosphere.

Bornholm - history of the Danish island

Bornholm: A Year-Round Paradise for Tourists

Regardless of the season, Bornholm offers something for everyone, making it an ideal holiday destination.

In spring, the island comes alive with yellow rapeseed fields and the scent of wild garlic, attracting tourists with attractive prices and the beauty of nature. In summer, Bornholm transforms into a haven of tranquility with white beaches, perfect for sunbathing and relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Autumn is a time of warm days and mushroom picking in the forests, as well as the perfect time to explore historical landmarks, such as the ruins of Hammershus Castle or the mysterious round churches. In winter, the island attracts coastal fishing enthusiasts, offering ideal conditions for fishing and comfortable holiday cottages for relaxation.

Known for over a hundred years, Bornholm attracts more than 600,000 tourists annually. The first explorers of the island were residents of Denmark, followed by tourists from Germany and other countries. The island boasts a developed tourist infrastructure, with hotels, guesthouses, private lodgings, holiday cottages, and camping sites, offering a total of over 29,000 accommodation places.

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Bornholm: A Fascinating Island

Bornholm, located at 55°N and 15°E, is a Danish island covering an area of 588 km², with a 140 km coastline. It is a place with a mild climate, boasting the highest number of sunny hours in Denmark, which means that spring arrives a bit later here, and summers are long and warm.

The island is close to Sweden (30 km to Ystad), Copenhagen (130 km), and Świnoujście, Poland (90 km). Its terrain is flat and slightly undulating, with the highest point being Rytterknaegten (162 m above sea level). Bornholm has a population of about 45,000 people, including native residents and immigrants, mainly from Germany, Sweden, and Poland. The dominant religion is Protestantism, and the language is Danish along with the local Bornholm dialect.

The island's economy is based on agriculture, tourism, fishing, and art, as well as a developing machinery and IT industry. Since the administrative reform in 2002, Bornholm has been one regional municipality, with Mayor Thomas Thors as its sole administrative representative.

The island's infrastructure includes two large ports, an airport, a hospital, a high school, a vocational school complex, a research center, as well as regional radio and television. Bornholm actively cooperates with countries in the Baltic Sea region in the fields of education, tourism, and environmental protection, and also within the EuroBaltic region, including the Kaliningrad Oblast and the Polish Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

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One of the great things about Bornholm is the great variety of landscapes. Picturesque, majestic, steep granite cliffs in the north and fine sand beaches in the south, heathland, waterfalls, bearded garlic and anemones, coastal boulders and rocks.

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