Discover the beauty of Hammerknuden
At the doorstep of Hammershuse, Hammerknuden unfolds; a unique natural area shaped by the powerful forces of the ice ages. Here, where the ice has carved deep into the landscape and revealed the rugged bedrock, you can hike through terrain rich in history and natural beauty. The area is filled with experiences waiting to be explored. From historical landmarks and scenic hiking trails to cozy cafes and cultural excursions, there is something for everyone's taste. Come and experience the magic of Hammerknuden and the surrounding towns.
Hiking and Nature
Hammerknuden offers a lot of hiking trails that wind through scrub and heather, past low-growing bushes and trees shaped by wind and weather. Follow one of the many marked routes, and you will be rewarded with magnificent views and the refreshing sea breeze. Find a trail that takes you past Salomon's Chapel, a testament from the 14th century, standing as a tribute to the fishermen who once sought shelter in the natural harbors of the area.
In the dramatic landscape of Hammerknuden, two lighthouses stand tall - Hammeren Lighthouse and Hammerodde Lighthouse. From the 82-meter high Ørnebjerg, where Hammeren Lighthouse is located, you can enjoy a view that stretches across the sky and the sea. Although the lighthouse is no longer in regular operation, it still lights up the night as a guiding star for the curious souls.
The traces of the granite adventure and outdoor exploration
Hammerknuden is not just a geological treasure chest; it is also a living museum of the island's granite adventure from the 19th and 20th centuries. Opalsøen and the peaceful Krystalsø are remnants from the time when Bornholm's granite was quarried on Hammerknuden. Try the impressive 290-meter-long cable car that takes you across Opalsøen, or attempt rappelling from the sheer cliff walls. Opalsøen is a hub for various outdoor activities during the summer.
Hammerhavn's Café and Boat Tours
Just a stone's throw away from the apartments, you'll find Hammerhavnen, which during the granite adventure years served as the shipping port for the granite extracted in the area. Here, you can enjoy an ice cream or a sandwich at the cozy café while gazing at the boats gently swaying in the water. A small sandy beach offers sunbathing and swimming, and from the harbor, you can embark on exciting boat tours that provide a new perspective on the island's dramatic coastline.
The Masterpieces of People and Nature
Right near Hammershuse, you'll find Hammershus, Northern Europe's largest castle ruin and one of Bornholm's most captivating historical landmarks. Imagine walking through the old stone corridors, where you can feel the echoes of history and almost hear the footsteps of the past. Hammershus' history dates back to the late 13th century when it was built as a fortress for Bornholm's changing rulers. Over the centuries, the castle has witnessed countless renovations and historical events, including the dramatic imprisonment of Christian IV's daughter, Leonora Christina, and her husband for treason.
Explore the castle ruins on your own or through a guided tour organized by Bornholm's Medieval Center. During your exploration up and down the slopes of Hammershus, you'll also come across the Camel Heads. These unique rock formations rise like nature's own sculptures. These impressive granite formations are a must-see and offer a photogenic backdrop for a memorable moment.
The new visitor center at Hammershus is a modern addition to the old ruin. Here, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the castle and delve into a fascinating exhibition that tells the incredible history of the castle ruin.
Cultural and Culinary Experiences in Allinge-Sandvig
Not far from Hammershuse, you'll find the charming towns of Allinge and Sandvig. Here, you can immerse yourself in a wealth of cultural offerings, visit local artisans, and enjoy the gastronomic experiences that Bornholm is so famous for. These towns are perfect for a day trip where you can experience authentic Bornholm town life.
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Look forward to a wonderful holiday at Hammershuse. Book your holiday by entering your desired arrival date in the booking box at the top of the page or call us now at +45 56 95 85 66 - we can provide you with great tips for a delightful holiday.