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Hammershus, Bornholm

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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 an old piece of history, as the castle ruins are from early year 1200. Located at the north tip of Bornholm, raised high above the sea, which you get to enjoy on a clear day. I was not t...  more »
  • Here it is just to read through many centuries of history. Here has many "countries" had his stick, and it bears the stamp of. Exciting for adults, and exciting for the smallest.
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  • It was truly a memorable night of my life when I stood on the ruins of the Hammarhusetin Castle at sunset elokuisena the night before. There was a high wind. It felt like that all the time, but became a more surprising and more photos. It was really a wonderful experience.
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