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The city of Nexø on Bornholm


Nexø is located on the east coast of Bornholm, it is the second-largest city on the island with almost 4,000 inhabitants. Nexø is the second most important port city after Rønne. Nexo's city landscape is full of colorful buildings and a lively market square. There you can visit local shops, sit in one of the many cafes or restaurants or go to the museum.

Very important information for tourists, in Nexø you can find ATMs of various banks.

There is also a beautiful church in Nexø. The late-Gothic church building, however, is quite young compared to other churches on Bornholm. Around the church, there are many narrow streets, cobblestone streets and colorful half-timbered houses.

History of the City of Nexø

Nexø received city rights in 1346. Nexø was a small fishing village, but rapidly developing sea fishing turned the city into the largest fishing port on Bornholm. The port was expanded in the 18th century.

Over the centuries, Nexø had to deal with foreign governments several times, starting with the Swedish invasions of the 17th and 18th centuries, through a great fire, which in 1756 destroyed a large part of the buildings.

Even the Second World War did not bypass the city. Because the commander of the German occupation forces did not surrender to the Soviet Red Army, in May 1945 they bombed both Nexo and Ronne. The result was the great destruction of these two cities. You can learn more about the city's history at the Nexø Museum.


Nexø Church - dates from the fourteenth century, was rebuilt in the eighteenth century. The church tower dates from the 16th century, but the onion-shaped spire itself, covered with copper, dates from 1910.

Nexø Museum - is housed in a building from 1796. The museum contains regional collections as well as those related to shipping and maritime rescue.

Martin Andersen Memorial HallMartin Andersen Nexøs Mindestuer, the museum is located on Ferskesøstræde street 36.

Museum of Bornholm Iron Railways - De Bornholmske Jernbaner Museum - among the exhibits include archival photos, railway wagons and other exhibits related to the subject of the Bornholm railway.

Butterfly Park - Bornholms Sommerfuglepark - is a greenhouse where you can admire beautiful butterflies, birds, fish, and all this among tropical vegetation.

The Swedish Port - is a natural port where Swedish fishermen stayed in the summer when hunting for herring shoals in the Baltic Sea.

Smokehouse - Nexo Gamle Smokeri offers a wide and diverse range of smoked products. Fresh products are removed from the ovens daily at 11.00.


Bodilsker - in this town there is a Romanesque church Bodils kirke. A dark hat-shaped stone can be seen on the church belfry.

How to get there

The village is located around 5 km west of Nexo

Balka - this is where the wide sandy beaches begin, which are an ideal place for families with small children. The area is also visited by water sports enthusiasts. The Nexo - Balka cycling route was built on the site of the Bornholm railway. The ornithological reserve - Hundsemyre is located next to the bicycle path.

How to get there

Svaneke - Dueodde cycling route

Snogebaek - thanks to the charming location of the town, it has become a tourist attraction. There is a Glashytte glassworks here, where you can look at creating decorations and functional dishes. Smoked herrings and other fish specialties can be tasted in the small smokehouse. And for sweets lovers, an attraction is the chocolate factory (Kjaerstrup Chocolate by Hand).

How to get there

Svaneke - Dueodde cycling route

Dueodde - is the most popular holiday destination among tourists. There are three campsites, a youth hostel and hotels. Dueodde beaches are considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. In Dueodde stands the 47-meter lighthouse.

How to get there

Svaneke - Dueodde cycling route

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