Bornholm – the pearl of the Baltic Sea

/Bornholm – the pearl of the Baltic Sea
Bornholm – the pearl of the Baltic Sea 2017-03-31T13:05:29+00:00

Project Description

3 DAYS STAY

Bornholm is a unique piece of Denmark: The country’s only rocky landscape can be experienced here, as well as the largest waterfalls and forests – and nowhere in Denmark receives more annual sunshine. Therefore it is only natural that the island is called “the pearl of the Baltic Sea”. 

Day 1: Arrival, Sassnitz / Rønne

Arrival in Sassnitz. From Sassnitz the Ferry takes you to Rønne on Bornholm. A city tur through the idyllic harbor town is optional.

Day 2: Rønne – stay on Bornholm

Today boasts the opportunity to take a grand tour around the island and experience the diverse landscape and the picturesque villages: We will visit the Nyker Round Church that served as a fortress for the local villagers in medieval times. Further along the western shore we will drive past numerous herring smokehouses. On the northernmost tip of the island the old impressive fortress of Hammershus, built in the 12´th century is located – from here you can spot the Swedish coast. Along the north coast we will pay visits to the fishing villages Alinnge and Gudhjem, famous for steep and narrow streets and half-timbered houses. We recommend a hike to the nearby Sanctuary Rocks. In both Gudhjem and Svanneke the local glass workshops are definite must-visits. Østerlars, the largest round church on the island, built in the 12´th century is located near Gudhjem. A very interesting medieval center is located right next to it. The highest point on the island (162 m), the Rytterknægten “mountain”, is located in the forest area of Almindingen. From up here you have a splendid view on the entire island. On the southernmost tip of the island, Dueodde – one of the best beaches in Denmark – is located. On the way back to Rønne we drive past the medieval stone church in Aakirkeby.

Day 3: Rønne / Sassnitz – Departure

In the early morning we board the Ferry to Sassnitz. Departure at 8.00 AM, arrival in Sassnitz at 11.20 AM. Departure back home.

Services

  • 2 x nights / half board in good midrange hotel. Rooms w. shower / WC

  • Ferry Sassnitz – Rønne – Sassnitz, for both bus and passengers