The picturesque town of Svaneke is located in the east of Bornholm and impresses with its medieval ambience. Here you can feel the unique atmosphere of charm and romance. Time seems to be standing still here. Everywhere you come across traces of the past. Svaneke is one of the few cities in Europe to have received the European Gold Medal for Monument Preservation for “outstanding services to the preservation of the built heritage”. Colorful half-timbered houses and old merchants’ courtyards are lined up like pearls on a chain, small alleys meander up the rocks and numerous restaurants and cafes invite you to linger. Here, in Denmark’s smallest town, you can relax and recharge your batteries for everyday life.
Interesting sights are guaranteed to keep you from getting bored during a holiday in Svaneke. In the candy factory you can buy homemade bolcher in different colors and flavors. The sweets are not only popular with children. The traditional production can be enjoyed with all your senses on a guided tour.
A liquorice factory and a chocolate factory, which are also located in Svaneke, make the hearts of all those with a sweet tooth beat faster. Spectators in the production of the delicious delicacies are also welcome here.
Svaneke is home to one of Bornholm’s most traditional herring smokers. Here you can experience up close how the fish is freshly smoked every day. An experience for young and old. The trademark of Svaneke Røgeri are the five incense chimneys lying next to each other.
The Svaneke Bryghus private brewery, located in the heart of the city, produces a wide range of high quality beers and non-alcoholic fruit juices. A lot of emphasis is placed on quality and solid craftsmanship.
Below the Svaneke lighthouse is the popular Hullehavn bathing beach, which has long been one of the most beautiful bathing spots on Bornholm. The diving platform invites you to daredevil stunts, while a kiosk provides visitors to the beach with a snack or a refreshing drink. Since the first few meters in the water are extremely shallow, the beach is also ideal for non-swimmers and children.
The heart of Svaneke and a popular tourist magnet is the central yacht and fishing port. Here you can go for a wonderful walk and enjoy the healthy Baltic Sea air. A restaurant and several cafes, which are located directly on the harbor, round off the idyllic flair of this gem.
Svaneke’s coast offers some of the most beautiful coastal paths on the island of Bornholm. What could be nicer than relaxing hiking and exploring the fascinating surroundings while on vacation? Numerous holiday accommodations such as holiday apartments or holiday homes ensure a pleasant stay in one of the most beautiful areas of Denmark.