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Address: Hammeren, Bornholm, Denmark

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Nothern Europe's largest castle ruin

On the biking way from Ronne to Allinge, very nice delicious restaurant on the castle, clean toiletts. Very well prepared for tourists

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Slupsk, Poland
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Slupsk, Poland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

On the biking way from Ronne to Allinge, very nice delicious restaurant on the castle, clean toiletts. Very well prepared for tourists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very big fortress ruin, placed at a high and impressive site at Bornholm. We went there on a beautiful sunny day, which is very good time to go there. It is fun to explore because it is so big with many buildings and view points to look down on the island and at the sea. Many information texts in 3... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This would have been an awful place to have been billeted in ancient times with water and food severely rationed. The fortress is dramatic and bleak and well positioned. Our guide was very informative and there are great views if you climb up to the castle walls.

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Denver, Colorado
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55 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fine unless you've seen a number of castle ruins. This one is currently being restored, so has workers and little vehicles moving about. Not much to see but nice view over the sea.

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Flensburg, Germany
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Impressive castle ruin situated on a high cliff next to the Baltic Sea and the neighboring Hammer Knude. The ruin is easily reached from the parking lot, there are a lot of signs in danish, english and german to inform you about the different buildings. There are some very nice hiking trails around the castle which will give you some... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This Fortress ruin dates back to about 1250 and has a colorful history. It was abandoned about 1750 and left at the mercy of the elements and locals looting for building materials. The views of the Baltic Sea are spectacular.

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Torun, Poland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The view is good but the castle is quite busy and too commercialised. The masses of people were a bit irritating. Nevertheless, it's worth seeing. (when we visited, bathrooms were NOT free of charge)

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It seems to be open all day, we went very late so there was hardly anyone there which was great for us as we could walk our dog in peace. The castle overlooks the sea. I am used to English castles so I cannot say it was very big but it was very nice. It had good views on all... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It Rained, and it Winded... and it was Chilly. Really Chilly. And I was there with a group of 12 students. Despite the rather poor environmental conditions I visited the castle in, it really was a lovely castle. I will say that most signs had most information in Danish - but there was also at least a bit of English... More 

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Trevi nel Lazio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Good place to learn about Bornholm history. A good view of the rock cliff. Check out more than 350 types of herbs and plants there. It is very interesting to read about biggest traitor in Danish history imprisonment.

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