Ertholmene, the tiny Islands next door

Ertholmene, the tiny Islands next door

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To the northeast of Bornholm lies a group of islands called Ertholmene (Pea Islands), which can be reached by boat from Allinge, Gudhjem, and Svaneke. There's no cars and normal roads on the islands so you have to walk to get around. You can walk anywhere in about 10-15 minuttes. But it is STRICTLY forbidden to walk on the walls because of loose stones and the risk of falling down. Dogs and cats are not allowed. On the main island of Christiansø are extensive fortifications installed by Christian V in 1684. When the port lost its importance as a naval base in the 19th century, it became something of a magnet for poets and artists. The neighboring island of Frederiksø was once notorious as a place of exile; its most interesting building is the Lille Tarn (Little Tower), now a museum with a 17th century model of the castle on Christiansø, rifles, cannons, old furniture, and utensils. Though closed to the public, Græsholm is home to a bird sanctuary.

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Hammershus

hammershus

Being the largest ruins in Scandinavia, this former castle (which also happens to be the largest in northern Europe) dating back to the
early 12th century is a truly amazing place. It’s located just a few kilometres outside of Sandvig. It was the military key to the island
and the surrounding waters in the middle ages. For centuries, Danish and Swedish kings fought each other as well as the powerful bishops of Lund and rich German merchants over Hammershus. Hammershus lost its importance when the local farmers decided
to use the bricks and stones of Hammershus for new farms when it was left unattended for a short moment.
Today, the merchants of the middle ages have been replaced by an ice cream shop, so buy one and take a walk around the castle.

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Ertholmene, the tiny Islands next door

Christiansø Pictures

To the northeast of Bornholm lies a group of islands called Ertholmene (Pea Islands), which can be reached by boat from Allinge, Gudhjem, and Svaneke. There’s no cars and normal roads on the islands so you have to walk to get around. You can walk anywhere in about 10-15 minuttes. But it is STRICTLY forbidden to walk on the walls because of loose stones and the risk of falling down. Dogs and cats are not allowed. On the main island of Christiansø are extensive fortifications installed by Christian V in 1684. When the port lost its importance as a naval base in the 19th century, it became something of a magnet for poets and artists. The neighboring island of Frederiksø was once notorious as a place of exile; its most interesting building is the Lille Tarn (Little Tower), now a museum with a 17th century model of the castle on Christiansø, rifles, cannons, old furniture, and utensils. Though closed to the public, Græsholm is home to a bird sanctuary. So don’t miss out on Ertholmene, the tiny Islands next door

Krolle Bolle and Dad

Krolle Bolle and Dad

They evolved out of ancient superstitions on Bornholm. Some of us still believe that the underground folk are still alive and well, although they relish in causing mischief and trouble for the top-dwellers. However, it is said that they have the capability of granting simple wishes IF you can find one!

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Both Baltic fortress and place of worship, Bornholm's round churches are fascinating windows back in time

Both Baltic fortress and place of worship, Bornholm's round churches are fascinating windows back in time

Baltic fortresses
Four of Denmark's seven medieval round churches (rundkirke) are located on Bornholm. The round churches were used as fortresses, as well as places of worship, and the fact that such a high concentration of them are found on Bornholm, is testament to the island's strategically important location in the Baltic Sea.

Striking white towers
The round churches are striking whitewashed buildings, with upper stories designed to double as shooting galleries against enemy attack. The largest round church is in Østerlars, with others found in the villages of Olsker, Nylars and Nyker.
All four churches are still used for Sunday services.

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