Bornholm is well-known for its unique nature, its rocky cliffs, the beautiful and white sandy beaches – but Bornholm also offers many attractions and adventures for both adults and children. Some of the attractions are even free to visit, like Hammershus Castle Ruin and the new Visitor Center. Here at Northern Europes largest castle ruin, you can get an idea of how people lived on and reigned from such a large castle in the middle ages. You could also visit the buffalos deep in Almindingen forest – or take a day trip to Northern Europes first sea fortress Christiansø from 1684.
All these attractions are perfect for both families with children or just for the two of you.
There is a buffalo herd in Almindingen forest that you can visit. You can even come rather close to the about 15 buffalos, that live here in the forest and help reinstate it. When you actually see the buffalos, please keep a safety distance of about 250 feet.
If you want to see an old sea fortress, you should visit Christiansø. Get an idea of how soldiers and pirates lived here side by side in former times. Take the ferry from Gudhjem and visit the islands Christiansø and Frederiksø.
Visit one of Denmarks most beautiful art museums - situated right at the water. See the works of the Bornholm painters and Skagen painters - the kids can go on an Animal Hunt: How many animals can you find in the paintings? You could even become really creative in the kids' corner and create your own art works.
Visit the dinosaurs and see the huge footprints that they left in the nature many hundreds of million years ago. Or see the real alligators at the nature center - or participate in one of the many workshops for both grown-ups and kids.
If you want to get an idea and experience by your self how people lived in the Middle Ages - then visit the Medieval Center of Bornholm, not far from the Round Church in Østerlars.
There is always a cosy atmosphere at Bornholms smallest trotting course - cheer for your favourite horse. Often you can also go and visit the horse stables and pet the horses.
At this miniature golf course that has the shape of the island Bornholm, you can compete against each other - mum and dad against the kids or brother against sister etc.