Svaneke - Excellent urban preservation
On a trip with the local horse-drawn tram, you will experience why Svaneke has been named "Denmark's Most Beautiful Shopping City" and has received the Council of Europe's gold medal for "Outstanding urban preservation". Svaneke has a very special charm - and it's not just the tourists who love Svaneke. Svaneke is also the town with some of the highest house prices on Bornholm, and there are many vacationers who have forgotten all about the return ticket to "Denmark" after their encounter with Svaneke. We must therefore warn you that a visit to Svaneke can become highly addictive...
Relax on the square or by the harbour
On the harbor in front of Hotel Siemsens Gaard, yachtsmen, shops and cafes create a wonderful harbor atmosphere. From the harbor you walk up the small streets to Torvet, where, especially on market days, there is a festive atmosphere with the opportunity to strike a good deal with the locals. On Torvet you will also find Svaneke Købmandhandel, which is a lively and cozy grocery store in the 1950s - and not least the famous Svaneke Bryghus, which tempts you with good food and lovely beer.
Beautiful handicrafts and delicious delicacies
Svaneke is more than just a beautiful town. Svaneke is also the creative center of Bornholm. In Svaneke you will find everything the heart, eyes and mouth could desire: Glass art. Paintings. Designer clothing. Crafts. Gourmet food. Herring smokehouse. Handmade licorice, chocolate, ice cream and candies. You must of course also experience the local version of the lottery: "Chicken Shitting". In all its simplicity, the game consists of 3 chickens being released onto a large bingo field, and then it is a matter of playing on which bingo field the chickens place a "blob" on first. There is shouting and cheering when the right or wrong places are splatted. Chicken Shitting in Svaneke has been voted by Berlingske Tidende as Denmark's third best holiday experience. It must be experienced!
The coastal path to Årsdale
Svaneke offers many great and fun experiences, but also try walking along the coastal path to the two small neighboring fishing lodges Listed and Årsdale. If you go north you will come to Listed, where there is a cafe atmosphere and the famous goldsmith shop "Frost", where you can swing your creditcard. If you go south to Årsdale, you walk between rocks, sea and horse paddocks, because here former top competition horses enjoy their retirement with good grass and a fantastic sea view. You can have more horse experiences at the world's smallest trotting track, located in Almindingen. Here you get really close to the horses as they come roaring through the paddock. Maybe it's you who wins the big prize?
Book your holiday today
Book your holiday at Hotel Siemsens Gaard today. You can check on the prices by clicking the price list. You can also check for availability by entering your desired arrival date in the inquiry box at the top of the page - or call us now on +45 56 95 85 66, and we will be happy to give you good ideas for wonderful holidays on Bornholm.