THE NATURE SURROUNDING BORNHOLM ART MUSEUM
Bornholms Kunstmuseum is located in one of Denmark's most spectacular landscapes; an area called the Sanctuary (Helligdommen).
From the museum follows a path towards the coast. Here the preserved Sancturary Rocks (Helligdomsklipperne) separates land and sea. The Sancturary Rocks were preserved as early as 1918 and are now under the Nature Conservation Association since 1974.
The museum and the Sancturary Rocks are worth a visit all year round. Watch nature sprout during spring or experience the dramatic colors in autumn.
THE SANCTUARY SPRING
The steep steps leads down to the Sanctuary Rocks.
During the Middle Ages people travelled from near and far to visit the Sanctuary Spring, then called Rø Kjijla, because they believed in it's healing powers.
Bornholm is also known for it's caves, which on Bornholm are called 'ovne'. Ovne translates to ovens.
THE BLACK CAVE
The biggest oven is known as 'Sorte Gryde', which translates to Black Pot. When you read about it you will also meet the name 'Black Cave' and you can see for yourself when exploring the Black cave why it has it's name.
To reach the entrance of the cave you will have to cross a small bridge and go down a steep ladder.
We recommend you to bring a flashlight when you explore the 50 m deep cave.
It is dangerous to go into the cave in strong winds
VISIT THE MUSEUM BY BIKE
Add a stop at Bornholm Art Museum and combine your bicycle holiday with a museum visit.
Since 1981, Bornholm Regional Municipality has worked on the cycle paths to make the cyclists feel safe when driving around the island.
The museum has excellent facilities for those of you who come by bike. We have a bike parking and a wardrobe for your luggage.
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND CATTLE
The nearest neighbours are the Scottish highland cattle who live next to the museum from approx. April to November.
They help keeping the brushwood down on the fields.
They have characteristic strong horns and a long thick coat with bangs that makes it possible for them to keep warm during the Danish winter. They only require shelter from the wind and shade during the hottest summer days.
In fact the Scottish highland cattle prefer to be outside no matter the weather.
The cattle is owned by Lone og Sven Siegrist, Gudhjem.
THE SANCTUARY ROCKS
The path from the museum leads down to Libertsklippen where the boat M/S Thor docks. It is a beautiful boat trip from the museum to Gudhjem to see Bornholm's famous cliffs.
The boat M/S Thor sails from mid-April to mid-October.
It is highly recommendable to walk to the museum along the coast from Gudhjem and sail back with the boat M/S Thor.
The walk is about 6 km and takes about two hours. The path is not for people with walking difficulties.
FIND THE PAINTERS' SPOTS
See how the Bornholm and Skagen painters' found inspiration on Bornholm with Destination Bornholm's mini guide.
Some sites are preserved and have been left untouched, while other sites have changed over the years since the painters immortalized the view in their paintings.
THE PAINTERS' SPOTS