The island has about 44,000 inhabitants, and in the small, cosy towns and idyllic fishing villages, the past mixes with present, while the island’s dramatic rocky coasts and green forests give ample opportunity to enjoy the special nature of Bornholm. Visitors can get safely – and at their own pace – to almost every part of the island by means of the island’s network of bicycle paths.
The high number of hours of sunshine and not least 30 kilometres of white bathing beaches with hourglass fine sand and fantastic cliffs make the island a perfect oasis where visitors can find peace and quiet and relax.
Only few places in Europe can offer such a high concentration of ceramists, glass blowers, textile artists, jewellery designers and sculptors as Bornholm. This fact has made its mark on the island in the form of a great number of museums, exhibitions, galleries and open workshops.
Surrounded by water, Bornholm is famous for its freshly-smoked herring. The micro-brewery in Svaneke was awarded Danish beer of the year 2003 for its Bornholm beer, and the co-operative dairy in Klemensker is continuously awarded for its cheese and yoghurt Farmers on Bornholm provide produce for sublime food experiences. Produce which local as well as remote chefs use.