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Rønne is the largest town on the small rocky island of Bornholm. With its harbour and airport, Rønne is Bornholm's centre of trade and culture. From Rønne you can visit the fortress ruin Hammerhus or Bornholm's distinctive round churches.

Hammeren, Bornholm. Photograph: Thomas Nykrog, VisitDenmark
Hammeren, Bornholm. Photograph: Thomas Nykrog, VisitDenmark 

Harbour and Culture

Rønne has been a royal borough for more than 675 years and today is Bornholm's trade centre with both a hospital and an airport. The idyllic harbour Sdr. Bådehavn has been expanded and today is busy with fishing boats, cargo ships, and ferries to Denmark and Sweden.

St. Torv is Rønne's lively centre where on market days the local people set up their stalls selling home-grown vegetables, clothes and granite jewellery. Rønne is also the island's cultural capital with Denmark's oldest theatre and Bornholm Concert Hall.

Bornholm – the pearl of the Baltic Sea

Rønne is the centre for trips round the entire island, which not without reason is called the pearl of the Baltic Sea. With magnificent countryside, rocky coastlines and white sandy beaches, Bornholm is a much-visited tourist destination. Experience the Middle Age fortress Hammershus, which is northern Europe's largest fortress ruin, a round church from the Middle Ages, a traditional mill, a herring smokehouse, or sail to Denmark's most easterly point, the island of Christiansø, where there are no cars.

Did you know

Bornholm is the sunniest place in Denmark. From May to August Bornholm enjoys up to 20 per cent more hours of sunshine than the rest of the country.