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Front Image: Hammershus Castle ruin.

The castle was built in the twelfth century and functioned as a fortress and prison until 1743 when the castle was abandoned and used as a quarry. In 1822, the castle ruin were protected.

Hammershus is visited annually by approx. 400,000 guests. Apart from the car park, access to the ruin is free.

Hammershus is Northern Europe’s largest castle ruin and the best known tourist attraction on Bornholm.

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