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Hammershus, Bornholm

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Ruin Historic Site
Hammershus played a central role in the centuries-long battle for power between Danish bishops and kings. The castle, surrounded by rings of fortifications, was erected in the 13th century on a cliff 74 m (243 ft) above sea level. It was long believed that the castle was built for the archbishop of Lund, but it is more likely that it served as a royal residence and a base for the Danish crusades. Walk along the remains of the great stone wall stretching 750 m (2,460 ft) around the castle grounds. From a grand "mantel" tower, you can take in a view of the coastline. Plan to visit Hammershus and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sandvig attractions using our Sandvig itinerary planner.
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  • Hammershus is a magnificent structure, poised upon the Baltic Sea and accessible by bike and hiking trails from the little village of Vand or the seaside town of Sandvig. The surrounding lighthouses a...  more »
  • this is really a must to visit on the island. It has great views and when the weather is good can be a great day out but be mindful it can get very cold in the winter months so wear warm clothing  more »
  • Hammershus castle ruin is located on the top of a hill with a nice view of the sea. The former castle surrounded by once powerful walls and steep hills is a most impressive site. Walking around at the...  more »