Svaneke awarded for its excellent preservation work
Svaneke is one of the few towns in Europe, which has been awarded the European Council’s gold medal for ”Excellent Preservation Work”. Take a ride on the local horse drawn carriage, where you can lean back and enjoy the beautiful old timber framed houses.
On the harbour in front of Østersøen Holiday Apartments, you will soon experience the holiday vibe. From the harbour, you can walk along the narrow streets to the square, where there is always a great atmosphere – especially on market days, where you might be able to get a good deal from one of the locals. We recommend that you visit ”Svaneke Købmandshandel”, which is a charming traditional grocery store, where time was stopped in the 1950s.
Beautiful coastal paths
Along the coast in Svaneke, you will be able to experience some of the most beautiful coastlines on Bornholm. Go north, and you will arrive in the small fishing village of Listed. Go south, and you will arrive in another fishing village, Årsdale. On your way to Årsdale, you will pass ”Hullehavn”, a gorgeous little sandy bay, where you can take a swim.
The creative hub of Bornholm
Svaneke is not just charming. Svaneke is the creative hub of Bornholm. Here, you will be able to find anything your eyes, or belly, may desire. Glass art. Paintings. Designer clothes. Handmade liquorish, chocolate, ice cream, and hard candy. Do visit the local smokehouse, with its fish delicacies, or Svaneke Bryghus with its critically acclaimed beer. Another fun experience is Chicken Bingo, which is Bornholm's local version of the lottery. It sounds a bit strange, but it creates lots of laughs when you let 3 chickens loose on a big bingo field where you have to bet on which number field the chickens will put the next "blob" on. As skilled announcers talk about the progress, the audience loudly comments on the progress - and some think it's good to have bad tracks in this game. The acknowledged danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende has named the Chicken Bingo in Svaneke as Denmark's third best holiday activity. You have to experience it!
Warning – Svaneke is highly addictive
It is not just the tourists that love Svaneke. Svaneke is the town with some of the highest real estate prices on Bornholm. Not just the local islanders move to Svaneke, many tourists forget all about their return ticket to ”Denmark”, when they have visited Svaneke. As such, we must warn you that visiting Svaneke can be highly addictive…
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