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...more
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).more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
I really do think that good eating starts in Paris, going south, getting the top in Portugal.
(No, I'm not chauvinist, I know that until twenty years ago, Portugal was one of the worst countries in Europe to eat. But when we started to understand the potential of the Mediterranean food, the progress was fabulous. In taste, variety and healthiness, we are in the top, only presentation needing evolution.)
Another problem that we feel in northern countries is... time. The day ends later in the south, and dinner is usually around eight, sometimes later (in Spain 10 or 11 is normal). I had big problems managing meals time in Denmark.
The first of them right upon my arrival - the plane arrived past eight, and getting to my hotel, restaurant was closed. They suggested me to try Radisson, hundred meters apart, that used to close later, at 9 PM(!).
I rushed there, arriving almost at closing time, decided to eat... something.
Well, I had a very good stake, a good wine, served with gentleness, in what has been my best meal in Denmark.
The price... well, who cares?
Danes produce a number of beer brands, the more renown are Tuborg and Carlsberg. In Danish if you order a beer you would order an Øl – not to be confused with oil. Though make sure you have enough change with you. I paid EUR 10 for a small beer during my stay in Rønne – alcohol is not cheap in Scandinavia!
There are several ferry lines linking Bornholm to the continent, but the commonly used by foreigners is the one that links Ronne with Ystad, in Sweden, in about 75 minutes. The other internal line, to Kogen, takes more than 6 hours and is only made overnight. There are also lines to Poland and Germany.To go to Ystad you may do it by car (using the...more
The island of Bornholm is a cycling paradise. All around the island one can find plenty of cycling paths that are separated from the normal roads. There are shops available to hire bicycles and at the tourist information centres one can purchase maps with an overview of all cycle paths.more
The centre of the city is, as usual, dominated by commerce. I noticed no many restaurants, nor big malls.
Things seem to rely in local commerce, though China is already there, as expected...
If you come from the south be careful about your meals' time.
I arrived at Ronne's airport about 8.30 PM and almost lost dinner. My hotel's restaurant closed at 8.00 PM(?) and I had to run to Marriot, closing one hour later - I arrive 5 minutes before closing time and had a good expensive dinner.
A few days later, in Nexo, I had trouble finding a restaurant at... 7.00PM.
It's important to go up north to really appreciate our lively south, where you may eat almost 24 over 24 hours.