The Bisons are back on Bornholm

The Bisons are back on Bornholm

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In 2012 we bought seven European bison from a Polish primeval forest and let them into a 200-hectare paddock in Almindingen. It is the first time in 2,500 years, that the Europe's heaviest land mammals are back in Denmark. Not since man destroyed them in the Iron Age.
Today you can go for walk in the forest, you might find their tracks and follow it and if you are quiet, you will be able to get very close and see them. If they get too curious, turn around and RUN!

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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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Hills of Paradise

life in the hills of paradise

Although Bornholm’s coastline is stunning, inland is equally delightful. Around three kilometers from the busy port of Nexo, you’ll find the privately owned Hills of Paradise (Paradisbakkerne), interestingly also known as The Hills of Hell (Helvedesbakkarne). This is a treasure trove for hikers and mountain bikers with rocky soaring landscapes, narrow valleys, and lush forests to explore. Park at Lisegaard and set off on your adventure. The iron-age stronghold of Gamleborg and the Rocking Stone (Rokkestenen) are well worth seeing. There are various marked trails to follow.

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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

A Hike Around Gudhjem

A Hike Around Gudhjem

A short five-minute climb up the heather-covered hill, Bokul provides a fine view of the town’s red-tiled rooftops and out to sea.
From the hill at the southeastern end of Gudhjem harbour you’ll be rewarded with a harbour view . You can continue along this path that runs above the shoreline 1.5km southeast to Melsted, where there’s a little sandy beach . It’s a delightful nature trail, with swallows, nightingales and wildflowers.

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Bornholm in the snow – ski slopes, skating and cross-country skiing

Bornholm in the snow – ski slopes, skating and cross-country skiing

How about trying Bornholm’s ski slopes between Østerlars and Gudhjem – complete with wood cabins, ski lifts, ski hire, lift passes and snow cannon? If you are bringing your children to Bornholm for the winter holiday, visit the ice rink in Rønne’s main square, Store Torv. The exhilarating skating is completely free, if you bring your own skates. Of course, you can also hire skates in the square (while the normal shops are open). The whole family can also enjoy on cross-country skiing tour. The Danish Nature Agency Bornholm makes cross-country tracks in cooperation with the Regional Municipality of Bornholm, and Bornholms Skii Friends and there are routes in Rø and Vestermarie plantations, as well as in Almindingen.

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