The coastline is a pearl necklace of small towns, cosy harbours, smoke-houses, restaurants and good beaches.
No wonder that one of the greatest Danish painters, Oluf Høst, returned to the island of his birth and, for the remaining 30-40 years of his life, was quite unwilling to leave it. Why go away, when you are living at the most wonderful place of all.
For those interested in history and architecture, the medieval fortress Hammershus and the characteristic round churches from the early middle ages are a must.
Everywhere you'll find examples of Bornholm arts and crafts in the form of glass, ceramics and stoneware.
That the sun shines more hours on Bornholm than on the rest of Denmark is a fact, proven by statistics, and as the island is situated in the middle of the Baltic Sea, late summer is considerably warmer on Bornholm than in the rest of the country.
In short – and without exaggeration – Bornholm is a concentrate of the most wonderful and varied Scandinavian nature, with a bit of southern Europe added.
If you click on GALLERI you'll find more photos from Strandslot and Bornholm.