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Hammershus, Bornholm

Hammershus played a central role in the centuries-long battle for power between Danish bishops and kings. The castle, surrounded by rings of fortifications, was erected in the 13th century on a cliff 74 m (243 ft) above sea level. It was long believed that the castle was built for the archbishop of Lund, but it is more likely that it served as a royal residence and a base for the Danish crusades. Walk along the remains of the great stone wall stretching 750 m (2,460 ft) around the castle grounds. From a grand "mantel" tower, you can take in a view of the coastline. Take the guesswork out of planning a Sandvig vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Fantastik overlooking the sea and the island as well. The welcome center is beautiful. Lovely walk from the parking.  more »
  • Great place to visit, the ruins of the castle Hammershus on the north side of the island. A lovely ruin on the top of a cliff overlooking the Ost-Sea. The visit is free, you only have to pay for the.....  more »
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