Visit Bornholm's waterfalls in the spring
Most waterfalls on Bornholm are best to visit in the spring months. The winter's melted snow and the spring's wet grounds mean that there is more water in the streams - and also much more activity in the waterfalls. If you visit the waterfalls during other seasons, you may run the risk that there is no water in the streams at all, and then the waterfalls are of course not nearly as exciting.
For that reason, we recommend that you visit the waterfalls in the spring months, also giving you plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful forest floors covered in fresh, green ramsons and lovely spring flowers.
Døndalen is one of the many rift valleys on Bornholm. And in the middle of the lush valley, the water from Døndaleåen (Døndale stream) falls no less than 20 meters, divides into several sections on a beautiful rock wall and then trickles on into the stream, which is surrounded by a fantastic forest. It is a truly beautiful sight and a fairytale-like experience.
If you walk towards the waterfall from the car park at Søndre Strandvej, you will first walk though a park-like forest with exotic trees from all around the world via a wide gravel path. In the 1930s, up to 150 foreign trees were planted in Døndalen, but not all have survived the Danish climate. Fortunately, there are still quite a few exciting species left, which you can read more about on the signs posted by the trees. If you move further into Døndalen, past the waterfall, the forest is instead laid out as a dense, untouched forest and is most reminiscent of a primeval forest.
In spring, the forest floor in Døndalen is covered with beautiful spring flowers and fragrant ramsons. The green colours of the forest, the trickle of the stream, the rumbling of the waterfall and the scent of the lovely ramsons make a visit to Døndalen an experience for all senses.
Address and parking: Park your car at Døndalen Vandfald - Parkering at Søndre Strandvej 144A, 3760 Gudhjem. Here are table, bences and public toilets.