Allinge-Sandvig on Bornholm

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Sandvig © Jens Bludau/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sandvig © Jens Bludau/cc-by-sa-3.0

Allinge-Sandvig is a small town on the northern coast of the Baltic island of Bornholm in Denmark. Its population is 1,633. It was part of the former municipality Allinge-Gudhjem.

Prior to Allinge and Sandvig becoming urban areas, people in the bronze age lived there and made rock carvings at Madsebakke. Not all carvings of ships, suns, and footprints have survived, however. Late in the 19th century, many stone masonries flourished in the area and some rock carvings were blown up in the years between 1885 and 1902.

Strandhotellet © Hubertus/cc-by-sa-3.0 Sandvig Hotel © Hubertus/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Steenbergs/cc-by-2.0 © Jens Bludau/cc-by-sa-3.0 Allinge Harbour © Szymon Nitka/cc-by-sa-3.0 Sandvig © Jens Bludau/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Allinge Harbour © Szymon Nitka/cc-by-sa-3.0
Allinge and Sandvig were two separate towns, the former formed near the natural harbour on the northwestern coast, while Sandvig has been a small fishing village, whose origins can be traced to the Middle Ages, its name derived from a sandy cove on the coast. The port of Allinge dates from 1862, while that of Sandvig from 1831-33.

The Hammershus fortress, Northern Europe’s largest medieval fortification dating from 13th century is located northwest of Allinge, near the Hammeren promontory, the northernmost point on the island. Allinge Church stands at the centre of Allinge on a hill some 11 metres above sealevel. Initially just a small granite longhouse from the around the 14th century, in 1892 it was completely rebuilt in the Neogothic style.

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