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    Hammeren

    by solopes Updated Dec 22, 2013

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    Sandvig - Denmark

    I read about the interesting walk in the wild terrains of Hammeren and went there.

    Time was short, the female company was feeling too cold, and we went back. I saw nothing special, but... I concede: we didn't go THERE!

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    Tradition

    by solopes Updated Dec 22, 2013
    Sandvig - Denmark

    Smoking fish is the traditional activity in Bornholm.

    Most places are already treated to touristy display, but it is still possible to see some facilities from the time where the sights didn't mean a thing. Most of them abandoned, that's true, but still present.

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    Hammerhus

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2012

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    Hammershus - Bornholm

    The biggest medieval fortification of northern Europe is in Hammershus, close to Sandvig.

    Built in 13th century it is today a ruin, where we still may understand its conception, imagine the ramparts, and see the several defensive solutions in circles.

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    Beach

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2012

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    Sandvig - Denmark

    Well... there's a beach, but only its memory makes me tremble...

    I understand why the nordic people, when they visit us, they stay so much time "grilling" in the sun, and why swimming in Algarve is good in November or March... for them!

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    Hammershus Castle

    by Sjalen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Hammershus is the biggest medieval castle ruin in Scandinavia and very impressive, not least because of its magnificent setting on the top of a cliff overlooking the sea and the northern coastline. Sheep graze the surrounding fields (in this picture you see them and get an overview of the size of the complex) and in clear weather you can see across to Scania in Sweden.

    The castle was started in the mid 13th century and mainly held by the bishops of Lund in what is today Sweden but then belonged to Denmark. It has also been held by the town of Lübeck since several northern strongholds competed for Baltic power in those days. In the 17th century when Bornholm was lost to Sweden at the Treaty of Roskilde, it was here that the Swedish governor settled for a while but also from where he was followed and finally captured by two famous rebellious Bornholmer heroes on his way to Rønne. In the 18th century, the castle lost its important functions and fell into decline but you can still see a lot of its structure by walking around the impressive grounds where signs tell you what was where and about life in the castle. You can also walk down to the sea itself and look at spectacular cliff formations. Definately a destination not to be missed on Bornholm. There is also a medieval exhibition next to it which charges an entrance fee, contrary to the castle grounds which you can visit for free. If you get hungry, there is a restaurant/cafe attached to it where you can get average Danish meals with friendly service.

    You can see more pictures in my travelogue below.

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    The beach

    by Andreja86 Written Feb 20, 2011

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    The beach of Sandvig is the best of Northern Bornholm.
    It is located at the bottom of Sandvig, close to the camping area and to Hammerknuden.

    The beach has a market once or twice a week and there is a small diner with a toilet.

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    Moseloekken Quarry Museum

    by Sjalen Written Sep 1, 2005

    We never had time to visit but I would really like to, as we cycled past another open quarry in the area and it means a lot to this corner of the island and to the building and decoration of many Danish towns. The exhibition here belongs to Bornholms Museum and is next to an open working stone quarry. The exhibition itself is in Moseløkkehus which is a house built in various granite types from all over the island. Here, you get to see the geology of Bornholm and the way the stone blocks are worked. It's open from mid April to mid October.

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    Slotslyngen

    by Sjalen Written Sep 1, 2005

    The "Castle Heather" forest is the forest connected to the medieval running of Hammershus in old days. Today, it is a part of the Danish Forestry Authority and quite well protected. You pass it when approaching Hammershus from the south and it is a nice area with a mix of coniferous and other forest which is often intercepted by heather moorland and oak hills where sheep graze. Get a mountain bike (if you don't have a car) and explore the place!

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    Hammeren

    by Sjalen Updated Sep 1, 2005

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    Just north of Hammershus is the Hammeren peninsula with its famous lighthouse (you can just about make out its top by enlarging the picture). There is in fact another lighthouse and several trails to walk around here, including trails close to Sandvig village where you can walk around the two rather dramatic quarry lakes. Summertime, there are also boat trips from Hammeren harbour (below Hammershus) to the caves in the cliffs.

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