Bornholms Middelaldercenter (DK)

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The Island Bornholm, between Denmark, Sweden and Poland is a good place for holidays. The Medieval Centre of Bornholm is a historical visitor’s centre situated on fourteen hectares of beautiful terrain which includes woodland and rocky pastures.

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At the centre you will see, smell and feel the Middle Ages (in this case, the 13th – 14th century) come to life. See the gristmill’s large millstone use the force of water to turn grain into flour and see rural cottages, a forge, livestock, an archery range, soldiers, a cannon and much more.

The fortified nobleman’s fortress on the hilltop rises up against the sky. The impressive fortress is constantly being expanded, and today it includes stockades, a gate tower, battlement walkways, a chapel, a refuge tower, a kitchen house and, last but not least, the nobleman’s house and private quarters.

During peak season, the centre offers an abundance of extra activities: a marketplace with peddlers selling their medieval products, archery, cannon demonstrations and a weaponry demonstration; there are combat displays, street performers playing with fire and performing tricks, ballad singing and chain dancing. There are also processions, guided tours and theme events focusing on medieval dress, food and beer can be organised.

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