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Hammershus

Address: Hammeren, Bornholm, Denmark
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Ranked #2 of 98 things to do in Bornholm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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Larne, United Kingdom
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421 reviews 421 reviews
187 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
55 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We rode the bus here and when i first saw Hammershus from the road it looked decidedly underwhelming. All you could see was one wall under repair that was covered with scaffolding. The closer you approached the more interesting it became. It is the largest medieval fortress in Northern Europe, dating from the 13th century. It is easy to understand... More 

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Hammershus is Northern Europe's largest medieval fortification and the ruins are really impressive. If you like sunset pictures then walk through the building and you find a beautiful spot for good pictures. Very nice view to the ocean. You can "feel" the history here

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