A charming trading town under development
With an inhabitant count of around 3700 people, Nexø is Bornholm's second largest town. Back in the 80's, the town was the island's centre point of fishing, when commercial fishing was at its peak. Today, Nexø is on a journey to finding itself again, and throughout the years, the town has developed into a welcoming trading town with plenty of options - not only for tourists during summer, but also for visitors, inhabitants, and proprietors all year round.
Upon visiting Nexö, you will be able to get a sense of as well as perceive old traces of the former industrial harbour, which mostly housed fish factories in the olden days. However, the harbour is slowly going through a transformation, as new shops fill up the spaces; of which some keep the crude, industrial flair, while other places are renovated and adjusted, allowing smaller boutiques and proprietors to move in.
Worth a visit all year round
With its own school, business community, and sports club, Nexø leads an active life, which makes the town an attractive travel destination all year round. You can deep dive into Nexø's and Bornholm's history at Nexø Museum and De Bornholmske Jernbaner Museum (The Bornholmer railroads Museum), or perhaps explore the town's shops and workshops around Købmagergade and Torvet as well as by the harbour.
Nexø is also a destination to consider if you are on the lookout for superb food in wonderful environments. One of the top recommended restaurants, Molen, is found by Nexø harbour. Read more about the restaurant farther down on the site.
On the weekends leading up to Christmas, Nexø harbour is transformed into a true Christmas town, where you're invited to Bornholms Julemarked (Bornholm's Christmas market). Here you will be able to greet the many Bornholmer artisans, who showcases and sells their wares in small, decorated wooden stalls. Catch the scents, taste, and enjoy the countless locally produced wares, and, perhaps, bring something with you back home to sweeten the remainder of Christmas.