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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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  • The North of Bornholm is located the remains of Scandinavia's largest castle. Here the overthrow of the Archbishop in Lund his subjects, inndrev taxes and pass on the right faith to Hanseatene took over. Today a pleasant recreational area where they are building an impressive new visitors ' Centre.
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  • Large Castle situated at height. The view is amazing. The ruins preserved enough to be able to imagine how the Castle looked like once. There are information boards at the various buildings that tell including what buildings were used to.
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  • Unexpected to find such a well preserved ruin of Bornholm. View of Bornholm and the sea is magnificent and the surroundings are very nice. Next time we'll definitely take it and walk the trail that is adjacent to Hammershus (there is a 7 km hike will take about 2-3 h in hilly terrain)
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