Top choice in Bornholm

NaturBornholm offers a terrific geological and biological narrative of the island spanning back to its fledgling days as a cooling slab of magma. The museum is packed with interesting facts and impressive interactive displays, making it especially popular with families. Aptly, the centre is perched atop the ancient fault line where Bornholm’s sandstone south is fused with its gneiss and granite north. The building itself was designed by Henning Larsen, whose claims to fame also include the Copenhagen Opera House.

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Nearby Bornholm attractions

1. Aa Kirke


The town takes its name from its main sight, the 12th-century Romanesque stone church. Slip inside Bornholm's largest church for a number of historic…

2. Nylars Rundkirke

4.25 MILES

Built around 1150, Nylars Rundkirke is the most well-preserved and easily accessible round church in the Rønne area. Its central pillar is adorned with…

3. Østerlars Rundkirke

7.34 MILES

The largest and most impressive of Bornholm's round churches dates to at least 1150, and its seven buttresses and upper-level shooting positions give away…

4. Bornholms Middelaldercenter


This 'Medieval Centre' re-creates a medieval fort and village, and gives the Danes another chance to do what they love best: dressing up in period costume…

5. Bornholmertårnet

7.56 MILES

Take the elevator to enjoy the grand views from the top of this 70m-high tower, then check out the exhibits that detail the site's history as NATO's…

6. Bornholms Sommerfuglepark

7.84 MILES

Just outside of Nexø is Sommerfuglepark, offering jungle climates and more than 1000 butterflies in its plant-filled butterfly house.

7. Martin Andersen Nexø Huset

8.22 MILES

Snoop around the childhood home of the author of Pelle the Conqueror (the book that inspired the 1988 Oscar-winning film). The house is in the southern…

8. Nexø Museum

8.45 MILES

In a handsome 1796 sandstone building opposite the waterfront, the modest yet endearing Nexø Museum features intriguing exhibits on Nexø’s history,…