Ronne is the capital of Bornholm Island which is 587 square kilometres in size and located in the centre of the Baltic Sea. The landscape of the island is very diverse, ranging from jagged rocks in the northern part to lovely white sand beaches with dunes in the south. The cruise port is in an attractive area and an ideal location to watch the sunset. You can get around the town of Ronne by hiring a bike or on foot
The small granite island was formed 1700 million years ago by volcanic activity and is one of the oldest visible rocks in the world. Bornholm is home to the largest ruined medieval castle in northern Europe, the 13th century Hammershus. There are also unusual rock carvings and bronze age monoliths to interest the historian.
The city of Ronne is small and friendly with several museums and many shops. There is a jewellery shop where the famous Danish goldsmith, Jorn-Ole Thomsen, works. Beautiful high quality hand crafted silver and gold pieces can be purchased at this shop named ‘Guldhuset’.
For those interested in culture Ronne is home to the Bornholm Museum of Art and Archaeology and the historic farm, Ericksson’s Gard, which is an old townhouse dating from 1806, giving a glimpse of what life was like in the 19th century. There is also a Military museum, which tells the story of the German occupation of Bornholm and the Russian bombing at the end of WWII. Being famous for its ceramics and glassware, Bornholm also has a Ceramics Museum with demonstration workshops, where you can view the dark-brown, yellow and grey pottery that has been made here since the 1700s. The Bornholm Museum was created using curiosities which the islanders found in their attics. It gives the history of Bornholm and its unique location in the Baltic.
The little fishing villages on the island are well known for their fresh smoked herring and in the summer they welcome tourists with music and other entertainments. Golf is popular on Bornholm, the best course being the Bornholm Golf Club, offering a picturesque setting.
The island of Bornholm is famous for its unusual medieval round churches. Mystery surrounds their purpose - they have been linked to the Knights Templar and researchers have studied the landscape geometry connecting the churches.