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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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  • Great views from the new visitor center where one can learn about the history of Hammershus. Go up and see the ruin it is worth it.
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  • If the least interested in history visit Hammershus. If not interested in history visit for the lovely view from top of the hill (they knew how to best place their fortresses in the past).  more »
  • Took at stroll by the seaside until we reached the ruin. Impressive castle ruin. The reason why it's missing some of it's stones in the structure, was because the peasants was in need of stone, when t...  more »
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