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- Danish Baltic Sea Island
- Wonderful beaches
- Family friendly
- Offer of water sports
- Golf vacation
- Variety of cycle paths
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White sandy beaches, romantic bays and wild dunes in front of green forest landscapes are a wonderful environment for bathers, active holidaymakers or those seeking relaxation. In the south near Dueodde you live along the eight kilometre wide Dueodde beach in a cosy vacation rental or bungalow, which is surrounded by pine trees, particularly idyllic and far from the hustle and bustle. Shimmering granite rocks and the vastness of the Baltic Sea await you in the vacation rentals of the northern bathing bay in Sandwig. Alternative seaside resorts can be found in Svaneke, Melsted or in the bay of Balka south of Nexø.Dreamlike accommodations in the former fishing villages
With the exception of the town of Aakirkeby, which is located in the flat farmland, the larger municipalities of the island are situated directly on the sea and shine in maritime flair. In an environment of medieval half-timbered houses and small harbours that were used for fishing centuries ago, you will live in picturesque places such as Gudhjem, Hasle or Rønne. In your holiday apartment you benefit from short footpaths to the beach and within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
Holiday on Bornholm
Location and orientation
About 80 kilometres northeast of Rügen and 150 kilometres southeast of Sweden, the island of Bornholm with its six small side islands extends over an area of 588.30 square kilometres as the easternmost part of Denmark. Bornholm is part of the Hovestaden region with almost 40,000 inhabitants. The largest municipalities on the island are Rønne in the west, Nexø in the east and Aakirkeby in the central south.Geological features
With a north-south extension of 40 kilometres and an east-west extension of 30 kilometres, the island has 158 kilometres of coastline, which presents itself in a varied natural setting. Breathtaking beaches, dunes, cliffs and hills of forests and heath characterise Bornholm's landscape.
Travelers and Activities
Bornholm is a great destination for families who want to enjoy their time in the midst of a quiet environment, all year round. The most beautiful bathing places, where the water is gently sloping, where there is no strong surf and where the water quality is high and there is sufficient shade, are located at Dueodde beach and in Sømarken. Here you can rent an attractive apartment or a spacious vacation rental not far from the Baltic Sea. But there are also numerous leisure activities away from the water. Cultural-historical experiences await families in the Agricultural Museum, where the life of the 18th and 19th centuries is portrayed between horses and cows. Animal entertainment is offered to families in the butterfly park Nexø or the fascinating bird of prey show in Nyker. Other attractions include the climbing park near Gudhjem and the Brændesgårdshaven leisure park near Svaneke.Sportingly active on Bornholm
The varied nature of the island provides ideal conditions for a wide range of activities on land and water. Bornholm is regarded as a cycling-friendly region and offers pleasure cyclists a 200 kilometre wide network of paths. The longest route of 105 kilometres is the National Circuit No. 10, which runs once around the entire island. As a golf holidaymaker you will find in Rønne, Nexø and Rø unique 9- or 18-hole-courses of the golf clubs which are embedded in nature. During the winter months, the up to 250-meter-long ski slopes between Gudhjem and Østerlars provide a true curiosity in the natural environment of the Baltic Sea. In summer the sea offers a wide range of water sports. Sailors enjoy the perfect winds to glide on their boats to Sweden, Rügen or the Baltic States. The Balka and Duoedde beaches are popular hotspots for surfers and kiters. To experience the breathtaking underwater world of the Baltic Sea, you can visit the diving school in Rønne and meet sunken shipwrecks, underground grottos or colourful schools of fish.
On Bornholm only four larger mammal-types exist with hedgehogs, hares, deer and bison in the wild with hedgehogs.
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Between Gudhjem and Tejn there is the Bornholm Art Museum in picturesque surroundings. In harmony with nature, the building of modern architecture was erected directly on the sanctuary spring, whose water flows through the premises. On around 4,000 square metres of exhibition space, visitors can admire works of art and paintings from various eras. In addition, the museum maintains close contacts with the glass and ceramics school in Nexø, whose graduation works are dedicated to a separate exhibition.Catapulted into times gone by
Near Østerlars, guests of all ages are taken into the world of the 11th to 14th centuries in Bornholm's medieval centre. On the 15 hectare wide area numerous houses are based on the historical originals. The area includes a pottery, a smithy, a water mill and stables for the animals. Highlights are the shooting demonstrations, show fights and regular show evenings.Oldest castle ruin in Northern Europe
In the northwest of the island, the imposing castle complex of the ruin Hammershus, which had an important defensive function in the 12th century, is enthroned on a 74 meter high cliff. Behind the 750 metre long fortress wall there is a mighty fortified tower, a square gate tower, an inner courtyard and two outer courtyards. At the foot of the complex a small exhibition informs about the history of the castle, its heyday and the everyday life of the former inhabitants.Exploration of the Pea Island
Northeast of Bornholm, the Ertholmene archipelago is a popular excursion destination. Once a day a small passenger ship departs from Gudhjem harbour and takes passengers to Christiansø. Worth seeing on the inhabited island are the Christian V fortress, built in 1684, and the Græsholmen bird sanctuary.Legacy of the Second World War
At the southern tip of the island, hidden in the pine forests near Dueodde, there is an impressive bunker of the German cannon battery. The location of Bornholm was used by the Wehrmacht as a spying place for Soviet war fleets. In addition to the cannons and the machine part of the facility, you can visit the remains of the crew quarters, the kitchen or the sanitary facilities. The Nexø Museum in Rønne also provides information about Bornholm's role during the Second World War.
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Bornholm is one of the most expensive destinations in Denmark. For a vacation rental here, you can expect to pay around $409.03 per night.
Those who want to save as much as possible visit Bornholm in November, December, and October, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $126.12, $141.27, and $187.05 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
In 2020, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Bornholm was July, with an average price of $584.65 per night. This was followed by May, with an average of $511.42, and August, with $494.91.
If you decide to put Bornholm on your bucket list, we recommend planning your vacation well in advance because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 84% of rentals booked in the year 2020.
The best months to find available accommodation in Bornholm are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 33.6% of the total in 2020), April (29.5%), and June (22.25%).
According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Bornholm are, in order, July (with 0% of available rentals), August (0.2%), and September (11.5%).
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