Best Beach Holiday in Boderne
Boderne No. 1 is located in the small fishing village Boderne on Bornholm's south coast. As early as the beginning of the 17th century, farmers in the area began to supple their income from fields and livestock with fishing. The fishermen's gear was stored in small red sheds - called "Boder" - along the beach, and thus the Boderne got its name.
The red stalls are still here, but today the stalls are better known for their beautiful beach, as well as Bornholm's largest and most exclusive clothing store "Stærmose", where you will find lovely brands such as Max Mara, By Malene Birger, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Boss and Sand and not least applied art from the local designer, Pernille Bülow. You may also visit the large outlet department where you can find expensive branded goods at a quite low price. After you have made some good deals, you can enjoy the cozy atmosphere in Boderne’s small cafe with a good cup of coffee or a glass of bubbles.
A journey through millions of years
In the old days, the fishermen’s wives drove wheelbarrows full of fish to the nearby larger town, Aakirkeby, to sell the fish at the market there. Back then, it must have been a hard trip uphill with a heavily loaded wheelbarrow, but today it only takes you about 10 minutes by car to get from Boderne to Aakirkeby. You can also borrow one of the free bikes at Boderne No. 1.
Arriving in Aakirkeby, you should visit the experience center NatureBornholm. At NatureBornholm you will experience the dramatic development Bornholm went through from red-hot lava to the lush sunshine lake that we know today. It is also at NatureBornholm that the fennoscandian fringe zone cuts through the landscape. Feel the buzz of history as you stand with one leg on sandstone and the other on granite, which is 1.2 billion years older. Back then, dinosaurs ruled Bornholm - and at NatureBornholm you can see fossilized dinosaur parts, giant dinosaur models and not least; the dinosaurs' contemporary cousin: Living crocodiles.
Play on two horses
Visiting Aakirkebys church; “Åkirke” is a must. The famous Christian baptismal font from 1150, which is one of the few - perhaps the only one in the world - that has pagan runic inscriptions. Legend has it that this would give the baptismal font magical powers. Adolf Hitler was so interested in this magic that in 1941 he ordered the baptismal font sent to Germany. Soon, however, other and more urgent tasks came for Germany, and therefore you can still experience the baptismal font in Aakirkeby. The magical powers have - diplomatically speaking - never been "scientifically proven", so perhaps the inscriptions are just about the people of Bornholm in 1150 playing on "two horses", because it was uncertain whether Christianity or Odin/Thor would win the battle for the Danes' faith.
You can also play on two horses - literally - on the world's smallest trotting track, which is just 6 kilometers from Aakirkeby. You are quite close to the horses when they come at full speed in the run. Maybe it's you who wins the big win? On your way home to Boderne No. 1 you can drive through the Bison Forest, where there are good chances to see some of Europe's last bison. It is a great experience to see the big animals.
Michelin restaurant and smoked herring
If you won the big prize on the trotting track, you might choose to have dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant Kadeau, which is just a 10-minute drive south of Boderne No. 1. Other good restaurant suggestions are Fredensborg Badehotel in Rønne with French-inspired dishes and sea views. When you are on Bornholm, you must of course also taste Bornholm's national dish: The smoked herring, and one of the island's best smokehouses is Bakkarøgeriet, which is a few minutes’ drive from Boderne.
Borrow a free bike and go for a ride
When you stay in Boderne No. 1, you can borrow a bicycle for free. Bornholm's extensive network of cycle paths starts just 500 meters from Boderne No. 1. Take a walk along the rolling cornfields and enjoy the beautiful viewpoints from the bike path.
Prices and booking
See prices for Boderne No. 1 by pressing the price list. You can also inquire about prices including ferry crossings - as well as see available periods - by using the inquiry box on this page. Select your desired apartment type from the list and enter your desired arrival and departure day. You are also always welcome to call us every day of the week: +45 56 95 85 66