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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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  • We visited Bornholm in September - a great act of faith coming all the way from the UK with the risk we'd have to quarantine on our return. During 10 days on Denmark we only encountered Danish and...  more »
  • We were so lucky coincidentally (on a Tuesday) to find that a narrator (called Louise) from the “Bornholms Middelaldercenter” had a guided history tour at the Hammershus! Louise was a really great...  more »

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