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.

Tags Cliff
Download Download See more
Illustrasjon hentet fra… @ Viggo Fauerholdt (1832-1883)

More information and contact

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

Address 3760, Denmark

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

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now