Helligdomsklipperne

Local nameHelligdomsklipperne
LocationTerritorial waters of Bornholm, Denmark

Helligdomsklipperne are a group of rocks on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, 6 kilometres from Gudhjem and 4.9 kilometres from Tejn. They are characterised by moderately high coastal cliffs of sharp granite and are about 22 metres high. The name of the rocks originated in the Middle Ages when there was a holy spring close to the coast which attracted pilgrims, especially on Sankt Hans Aften. During the ice age, much of today's coast was below sea level but when the ice melted, the island itself was raised leaving this part of Bornholm's coast some 20 meters above sea level. Coastal cliffs with deep caves and steep craggy granite pillars are typical of this area of the coast as a result of many years exposure to the weather. To the southeast the Kyststi or coastal path leads to the well preserved Døndalen Woods. It is a popular tourist attraction, accessed by boats from Gudhjem harbour. Steps lead from the coast up to the Bornholm Art Museum.

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Illustrasjon hentet fra… @ Viggo Fauerholdt (1832-1883)

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helligdomsklipperne

Address 3760, Denmark

Coordinates 55°13'29.887" N 14°53'47.52" E

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