Visiting Bornholm

Visiting Bornholm, Gudhjem, Denmark (B)

Well, we travelled to Bornholm last night in four foot seas. The boat didn’t seem too rocky to me, but those who get motion sickness could feel it moving around.

Bornholm is a Danish Island east of Denmark and south of Sweden in the Baltic Sea. It’s main industries include fishing, arts and craft, glass production, and dairy farming. Bornholm has a long history that goes back to the Vikings. It was a well established trading point with Sweden, Germany, and Poland all within 100 meters. Now Bornholm is a popular travel destination for summer tourists.

We didn’t have a tour scheduled for this island, so we were on our own. We took the second tender (basically the cruise ship’s lifeboat) into the harbor Gudhem at 8:15. At breakfast the skies were as clear as we’ve seen, but by the time we loaded the tender, it was raining. Perhaps we should have waited a while as the sleepy town doesn’t come awake until about 10am, but then again, we were the first to get a hot shower upon return to the boat around noon. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting Bornholm
Guide Location: Denmark » Gudhjem
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • famous chocolate shop, Bech
  • cool windmill which is now a cafe
  • very popular campground
  • beautiful cemetery
  • glassblowing site
  • smokehouse
  • Gudhjem church
  • Karamel Kompagniet