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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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  • August 15, 2017
    This absolute biggest attraction must be seen on the island of Bornholm. The ruins fascinated our 2.5-year-olds who think the story of the Princess, who has sat in the turret was exciting. Dissemination about Hammershus is today somewhat deficient and the new visitor center is justified.
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  • August 10, 2017
    had a great day out nice café at the bottom no entrance fee so a great place to go that costs nothing .  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Everyone knows Hammershus and all should also visit the ruin, when they are on the island of Bornholm. But it is a genuine tourist magnet, so it must be borne in mind. The exhibition that is associated with, could well intrude to be freshened up a bit.
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