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Address: Hammeren, Bornholm, Denmark
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"A Walk back to the 13th century".

Hammershus is Scandanavia's largest medieval fortification. Erected in the early 13th century, it served as a royal residence for Valdemar ll and as a base for the Danish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Hammershus is Scandanavia's largest medieval fortification. Erected in the early 13th century, it served as a royal residence for Valdemar ll and as a base for the Danish Crusades. It was a scene for many conflicts between Danish kings and the Archbishopric. In 1658 it was occupied by Swedish forces who were finally defeated by the "Jens Kofoed" led rebels... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Nibelungen saga is know to many people. But this is the location where the Burgunders originate from. The views are spectacular as well so don't hesitate to go..

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Sharon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This old, historic fort from the 13th century on the island of Bornholm is very interesting and I could not help but thing I was going to see the ghost of Hamlet. Make sure you have good walking shoes on and your camera in your bag. A reconstruction is underway and the view of the Baltic Sea is lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great View over The bay. Castle ruin, built around 850 years ago. After sightseeing The Castle, walk Down to Hammershavn kiosk to have Quick snack or an icecream.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This 13th century castle/ fortification is sensational. It's a bit of a walk to the top but if you take it at a slow pace it's something that most people should be able to do - the elevation looks big from the bottom but the walk itself isn't too steep so very manageable. One you get up the top, the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a must when going to Bornholm. This is one of the main attractions which is handled quite well by the organisers. The history of the ruins are very well to the visitors and the view from Hammershus is stunning... We took so many pictures there and our children really enjoyed themselves. There are sheep walking around and it... More 

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Birkerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

If the weather behaves, this is a great sight. Plenty of info boards. Don't miss the "camel heads" on the walk below the castle. There's a nice short-cut from the overflow parking. Sandwiches, beers and ice are better at the harbour "Hammerhavnen" just north of Hammershus

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Stathelle, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a historical important castle and it's easy to see why they built it just there. They are currently building a visitor centre, and there is some work going on there. But it didn't ruin the beautiful view. A must see when on Bornholm.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The four round churches and this place are the must-do's on this island. It is a brilliant location with ruins on the cliffs overlooking the Baltic. The grounds are beautiful and easy to walk around. They are building a new visitor center which should enhance the experience. Do this, no matter your age.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This place is located in a really stunning part of island, the views and surroundings are just beautiful. It has a lot of potential in terms of guidance, the information boards are in Danish German and English where the Danish part is taking 3/4 of the board and the other 2 languages are like a short version of the Danish... More 

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