Gudhjem - God's home on Bornholm
Visit Gudhjem - a unique small mountain town in the northern part of Bornholm with about 720 inhabitants (2013). Gudhjem - also known as "God's home" - is a solid plank for most of the island's guests, and we can recommend you to spend more than a few hours here, Gudhjem is far more than the steep stone street with shops, cafes and restaurants and the harbor. In fact, you can get some experiences with you home from Gudhjem and the small fishing village famous smokehouse, which is quite unique in Denmark.
Gudhjem - Denmark's only mountain town
Gudhjem is Denmark's only mountain town built in the rocky terrain of the archipelago and up the 48-meter-high mountain range Bokul. Try to climb Bokul - on top you are rewarded by stunning views of the city, the red roofs, the harbor and the sea. Continue into the great forest on the other side of the road to the 'secret' forest lake Gråmyr with the many beautiful red and white water lilies. Here you can enjoy the almost healing silence, and in late summer also pick blueberries.
Holkadalen and Coffee castle in Gudhjem
Up on the ridge, you can dive into the beautiful Holkadal with the tall trees where gudhjem family in the old days, meetings and parties. Follow the winding dirt road up to the imposing building Coffee castle that towers over the city, or follow the valley back into Gudhjem and explore the narrow rocky streets with many fantastic rock formations, beautiful scenery and well-kept houses.
Hall Bay, Helligdomsklipperne Art Museum ...
Nature both north and south of Gudhjem is also something special. If you follow the coastal path towards Salen Bay in northern direction opens up amazing vues against Northbornholm yes, all the way to Sweden in clear weather. Continue the journey towards Helligdomsklipperne and Bornholm Art Museum. Back road or way out - may want. done with the boat M / S Thor, which sails between Helligdomsklipperne and Gudhjem.
The fishing village Melstedgård
To the south you can choose two pleasant walks to Melsted
Beach Hotel, which is like a second open-air museum with its many well-preserved half-timbered houses, small street stalls, well maintained gardens, a cozy harbor, sandy beach, the Agricultural Museum Melstedgård and the old post mill that spin regularly and is open to visit. At the end of Melstedgård Beach is famous smokehouse Seaside hotel. One path between Gudhjem and Melstedgård is for the good walking along the cliff path back of the sea, where you among fragrant honeysuckle and other interesting coastal flora soon is high and soon in deep valleys before Melsted is wide open and ready to explore in. the other way is the 'back door' between Gudhjem and Melstedgård, resulting in Melstedgård Langgade, with some of the steepest vejstigninger at all on the island. But you are rewarded with beautiful streets and beautiful houses, which are not seen similar to other places in Denmark.
Back in Gudhjem there is plenty to explore in addition to shopping and a large selection to the palate - among them such as a cozy smokehouse, delicious chocolate, soft ice and great pancakes. Gudhjem also offers the popular cooking competition "Sun over Gudhjem", where world-class chefs compete on Gudhjem Harbour and make delicious dishes of Bornholm products. Chefs Competition name is obviously inspired of the island's national dish "Sun over Gudhjem" - smoked herring on rye bread.
Gudhjem - a city of museums
Gudhjem is a city of museums. Besides Agriculture Museum Melstedgård in Melstedgård find Gudhjem Museum in the fine old station building above the city with exhibitions, often with local artists, and always of high quality, and so Oluf Host Museum in Loop Street, where the exhibition of the island's national artist and the most beautiful garden in several levels should be experienced.
Visit Gudhjem whole year
Also visit Gudhjem winter. The city's public swimming pool and cinema, some restaurants and caramel boilery Caramel Company is open all year. In the fall, the whole family, for example, enjoy the fun event "Halloween in Gudhjem". In summer it is just to pick and choose among the many offerings in all categories and price ranges.
Visit Christiansoe from Gudhjem
From Gudhjem you can easily visit the fortress islands Christiansoe with Christiansøfarten / Bornholm Express. The crossing between Gudhjem and Christiansoe takes just one hour - then you are ready for exciting adventures on the Christian V's ancient fortress!