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Hammershus, Bornholm
(4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This old, historic fort from the 13th century on the island of Bornholm is very interesting and I could not help but thing I was going to see the ghost of Hamlet. Make sure you have good walking shoes...  more »
  • We have chosen to join the Castle by the side, and frankly it is worth. Arriving at the port there are the Castle. There are still 15' of effort, but everything is fine... Once at the top we have the nice view and the history of the Castle.
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  • Northern Europe's largest castle ruin, I visit it just about every time I'm on the island of sunshine and it is just breathtaking both in brilliant sunlight as fog and haze. Nature around Hammershus, views of the sea and the whole story around the site is fascinating. And in 2017 opens a new large visitor centre at the Castle.
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  • a must on Bornholm and always impressive... look forward to the new Center still under construction, I can also recommend the food at the restaurant.
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  • Worth a visit.
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  • There are toilets if you need it before or after a good walk around the ruins of Hammershus. Kiosk and serving is a bit expensive and they get enough problems with turnover when the new visitor center will be ready. The exhibition is interesting and there is a small souvenir shop.
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  • Good, but a bit expensive (which may be due to their Hammershus-monopoly on beverages and ice cream).
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  • nice story there is about Hammershus, such a small island, but with so much history:-), my old dad was there in 1960, as officer on kersernen in allinge, he is 73år, today and was very happy to see what was left ... date 17-5-2015 at 11.36
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