Bornholm had three railway lines between 1900-1968. After that they were replaced by busses - but in a gently renovated building at the harbour in Nexø, you can get an idea of, how the Bornholm railway looked like.
If you are into old cars, a big car repair shop and many other exciting things from former times, you should go and visit this cosy and interesting car museum.
The history of Bornholm has always been a little different from the rest of the country, because of the island's position so far out in the Baltic Sea. At the Defense Museum you can see old uniforms, climb up in an armoured vehicle and also get to know more about the islands long history of defense.
As soon as you enter the garden, which is situated behind the house, you enter a true hidden gem and a small paradise. And in the museum itself, you can get an idea of, how the higher class citizenship lived in the 19th century. And the house has also been the place, where the painters Kristian Zhartmann and Holger Drachmann often met.
See and touch over 4000 different items from today and former times. Jump up in an old fire engine or experience the starting of an old power generator from 1914.
Get to know more about the Swedish invasion and looting of the city in 1645, the Soviet air raid in 1945 or the vanishing fishery in the 1980's - these are only some of the different exhibitions, which you can see in the beautiful city museum in Nexø.
This museum tells you the story of Bornholms Granite Adventure at the end of the 19th and up into the 20th century. The quarry is still in use and in the weekends you can see people climbing up the vertical rock walls.
If you have read books like Pelle the Conqueror, Days in the Sun, In God's Land or Ditte, Child of Man or other books from Danish socialist author Martin Andersen Nexø (1869-1954) - you can visit the Memorial Museum in the same house, where he lived and worked.