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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Sandvig vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Hammershus is a medieval castle from the year 1200 as absolute is a visit every summer, especially ... great views from the Castle over rocks and the Baltic Sea ... There is a kiosk and restaurant on site and of course toilets:) Man ska go part and over ujevnt terrain. Is currently also being renovated ...
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  • Visited hammershus, along with my husband. We have been here many times. But Love and visit hammershus in winter period. The light is amazing, and there are rarely other people. There is so much history, and mega beautiful nature ... This time, we went from hammershus, opal Lake, the lighthouse ... Mega beautiful and cold trip ... We walked in snow, rain and sleet. But it is so much the whole each. The site can only be recommended ...
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  • We visited the ruins of Hammershus on the next last day of the year, on a cold, windy day. And even on this somewhat atypical day, Hammershus an amazing experience where you can must have very little imagination to be able to see the century by invaders, peasants, Swedes, the people of the Church and others go up up and down to the Castle and around inside the Castle. And the view from there, yes it is not hard to understand why Hammershus was placed, where it is placed.
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