Allinge on Bornholm, Denmark''s rocky island, is a popular holiday area with many cosy holiday homes. When you spend your holiday in a holiday home in Allinge, you can experience sandy beach and rocky coast, colourful houses, a cosy smoke house and an idyllic harbour. Many of Bornholm''s sights are also located close to Allinge.
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The scenic and cosy harbour with the smokehouse as well as the spectacular nature, surrounding Allinge, invite outdoor leisure activities, and the area offers interesting sights.
You are easily entertained in Allinge. The town is a vivid holiday destination, and you will find a number of shops, restaurants and cafés along the old streets. During the summer, marked days are arranged here, and you can bargain with the locals.
The northern part of Bornholm is mainly characterized by cliffs. However, only a few kilometres north of Allinge, you can enjoy the lovely sandy beach 'Sandvig Strand'. The beach is suitable for children as it has fine sand, a sandy bottom and shallow water.
The varying landscape of Bornholm is one of the major attractions of the island. On the northern part of the island, by the amazing nature area 'Hammerknuden', you can let yourselves be fascinated by the scenic rocky coasts, the rift valleys and the rocky caves.
Further south you will find 'Almindingen' - one of the most beautiful forests in the country. Various marked routes lead you through the forest, where you can experience the 162 metres high hill 'Rytterknægten', scenic forest lakes and the largest rift valley of the island.
The rift valley 'Ravnedalen' contains a bronze age mound, rock engravings and monoliths.
The many, marked bicycle, riding and walking paths of the island provide you with good possibilities of experiencing the scenic nature landscape and some of the rare sights of the island.
Anglers can fish both from the shore and on the sea. Furthermore, a more Put & Take fishponds are available on Bornholm.
The island disposes of three golf courses. The course by the club 'Nordbornholms Golfklub' is the closest one. By Dueodde you will find a scenic seaside course, which is definitely worth a visit.
Every summer i.a. runs and cycle races are arranged around the island.
If you fancy rock climbing or bird observation, Bornholm is also an ideal holiday destination. Follow f.x. the path, which leads from Allinge towards south to Sandkås across the granite cliffs along the coast.
A stroll through the old streets of Allinges leads you past the old merchant's houses. Some of the granite cliffs have been blasted away and given place for the unique harbour. Here you will find restaurants and a smokehouse, and throughout the summer you can sense the incredibly vivid atmosphere of the harbour. From here you can also sail to the beautiful island Christiansø.
By 'Madsebakke' outside Allinge, the fascinating bronze age rock engravings from the period 1800-500 B. C., which symbolises the sun, ships as well as foot and wheel symbols, can be observed.
The round churches are the landmark of Bornholm. The characteristic and whitewashed churches, which are more than 800 years old, have served as defence, storage of supplies and as church houses. The 4 most famous churches are: Østerlars, Olsker, Nylars and Nyker.
A couple of kilometres north of Allinge, Hammershus - the impressive old castle from around the year 1250, is situated. The castle ruin rises from a steep rock hillock on the most northern tip of Bornholm. Hammershus is the largest castle ruin in Northern Europe and is definitely worth a visit.
The art museum 'Bornholms Kunstmuseum' can be found by Gudhjem, in on of the most scenic areas of the island. Here works of famous Bornholm painters as well as theme exhibitions with art, design and handicraft can be observed (15 km).
'Bornholms Middelaldercenter' in Gudhjem is a historic experience centre with a live environment from the Middle Ages (the period 1350-1450) with people, animals, houses, water mills and a fortified castle mounds (15 km).
'JOBOLAND Brændesgårdshaven' in Svaneke is a former farm, but today a popular nature and amusement park with a unique profusion of flowers and numerous attractions (29 km).
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