Bornholm, Denmark

Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea located to the east of (most of) Denmark, the south of Sweden, and the north of Poland. Its position in the middle of the Baltic makes it a favorite vacation spot for Scandinavians, Germans, and Poles. Bornholm is widely known for its smoked herring, high quality arts and crafts and its beautiful nature.

Tourist activities on Bornholm include sightseeing, hiking, biking, swimming, golf, tennis, horseback riding, and windsurfing. There's even a small, pleasantly old-fashioned amusement park. A visit to Bornholm might include photographing boats in the fishing harbors, peering at Bronze Age monoliths and rock carvings, eating the fresh-smoked herring called Bornholmer at roadside smokehouses, and sampling the shops and museums in the small but lively capital of Rønne.

Things to See & Do

* Hammershus fortress
* Joboland - an amusement park with a small water park, animals and rides.
* Almindingen - the third largest forest in Denmark.
* Bornholms Kunstmuseum - the largest art collection on Bornholm
* The Medieval Centre of Bornholm

General information

Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Danish
Land Area – 588 km²
Population – 42, 820 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 45

Port Location – There are port facilities available at the capital, Ronne.

Transport Links – Ferry services connect Rønne to Świnoujście (Poland), Sassnitz (Germany), Køge (near Copenhagen, Denmark) and catamaran to Ystad (Sweden). Simrishamn (Sweden) has a ferry connection during the summer. There are also regular catamaran services between Neksø and the Polish ports of Kolobrzeg, Leba and Ustka.

There are direct train and bus connections Ystad-Copenhagen, coordinated with the catamaran.

There are also air connections from the Bornholm Airport to Copenhagen and other places.

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