The oldest building in Rønne is at Talbodgade 1 situated near the harbour and was originally constructed as a warehouse for storing provisions for the Royal Navy. The plank doors are believed to originate from Hammershus.
The renowned Hjorths Keramikfabrik was built in 1859 and is situated in Krystalgade. Today the factory is a ceramics museum with demonstration workshops. The descendents of the Hjorths dynasty are still creating beautiful are there today.
Erichsens Gård is located in Laksegade. It is a museum consisting of a house and garden depicting an upper-class citizen’s home as it appeared in the last half or the 19th century. A great view into the daily life of people living on the island some 200 years ago.
The lighthouse dating back to 1880 is close to the new modern port of Rønne. In the past when the port was less commercial this was the guiding light through the Baltic Ocean and to the entrance of the port of Rønne.
The larges square in the city of Rønne is Store Torv. The square accommodates a large parking area and is lined by bars, restaurants and cafes as wells shops and banks. It is a good orientation point to the centre of town.
The second square is closer to the old town of Rønne and gives more of the old charm of the town. A park is situated in the middle of the square and the main post office is towards the end. Several cafes and shops surround the square.
One of the larger old buildings in the old town centre is the beautiful mail post office. It is a large brick building with decoration and the seal of the island below the roof. In front is the little park and the square of Lille Torv.
As local museums go, this is one of the nicest I have visited and the only bad thing about it is the total lack of information in English. As with many things on Bornholm, it is geared for visitors from Scandinavia, Poland and Germany, so my English husband had to rely on what Danish he could understand from being a Swedish speaker. Nevertheless, he too enjoyed the permanent exhibitions on Bornholm's ancient history (with gold treasures, armoury, pottery, women's life, rune stones and much more) and the more modern (church art, the shipping companies, famous grandfather clock makers, Bornholm during WWII and local school life amongst others). When we visited, there was also a temporary exhibition on the now sadly closed Bornholm railways.
Yet another famous Bornholm house, this one with a ceramics workshop and various exhibitions and activities. Again, I have not had time to visit but only passed by the house once. Their website is in Danish only, but most of you should be able to see the opening hours under "Åbningstider" (closed Sundays apart from in July-August).
Also belonging to Bornholm Museums' collection, this is a nice old townhouse from 1806, showing you a bit of old Bornholm, including an interior from the second half of the 19th century and a nice garden. There is also a shop and they host plenty of cultural activities here. I hope to visit next time.
Inland and by the church, the unusual location for the lighthouse is easy to understand - the port is there, adjacent to town.
It may be considered a landmark, since behind it unfolds the beautiful old Ronne's quarters.
What a difference when the sun shines!
In my first two times in Ronne the weather was cloudy and rainy, and the city looked sad and cold. In my third presence the sun finnaly joined us, and everything became brighter. The colourful old quarter is very nice, quiet and clean, with flowers here and there adding some life to the scene. The quarter is smal and easy to visit.
The church you see when first approaching Rønne from the sea is this little pretty one from 1275, although what you see today is mainly from a 1915-18 reconstruction. It was never a main Bornholm church like the round churches or the Aa Kirke in Aakirkeby and not even the main Rønne church in medieval days so it is hard to find tourist information about it. Until 1828 there were funerals held here but as the town crept closer, the cemetary was moved. An interesting thing is that it has not just one but TWO church ships (common in Danish churches). One is used in a procession in mid December, commemorating those lost at sea. It is then left in the harbour until New Year. You have a nice harbour view from the cliff near the sea.
Belonging to the Bornholm Museums exhibitions, this particular museum is dedicated to telling the story of Bornholm as occupied by the Germans and then bombed by the Russians during the last days of WWII.- Ihave not yet visited so I cannot give personal comments but had I had more time I would have visited as the Bornholm Museum itself temped me with lots of interesting stories from Roenne and Nexoe during that time.
A building from 1823 is the home of the oldest functioning theatre in Denmark. Every year part of the repertoire includes the successful performances during the annual summer revue.