Rønne welcomes you to Bornholm
Rønne is typically the city of your arrival when travelling to Bornholm. This is where the ferries from Ystad and Køge dock, and Bornholm's airport is located a couple of kilometers south of the city. Rønne is, in other words, the first to bid you welcome to Bornholm, and from here you can at your convenience explore the city before taking off further inlands.
Being the island's capital city, Rønne is grounds for operations and functions. About one third of the island's population calls it home, and the city has therefore all that which a city normally consists of: shopping, specialty stores, coffeehouses, museums, cinema, indoor swimming pool, and much more.
In the city center of Rønne you'll find the start of the town's gågade (main thoroughfare, only for pedestrians): St. Torvegade. By the gågade and the surrounding streets there are several parking options to be found, for those arriving by car. Because of the town's commmunity and shops there is activity all year round - however, maybe a bit less in june, july, and august, when the tourists start to come over.
In the city centre you'lI find restaurants and cafés as well as several venues with live music when the outdoor seating is open. There are plenty of known retail chains as well as smaller specialty stores that sell local craftsmanship and delicacies. There's also a small shopping centre Snellemark Centeret, where you can get clothes, groceries, art, toys, and some self-care products.
The old town, now merely a part of the city, with it's cobbled streets, alleys, and colourful half-timbered houses is within walking distance to the city centre. Here you can daydream of bygone times whilst walking through the narrow streets, feeling the historical presence.
The island's largest church, St. Nicolai Church, is located in the old town. The church stands on a hill right by the harbour and is therefore the first thing you will see if you arrive by ferry. With its eye-catching placement in the city, it has become Rønne's landmark. By the church you'll find a fantastic vantage point from which you can follow all of the activity in the harbour.
In Rønne you'll also find Rønne Theater, which is Denmark's oldest theater; it has been around since 1823 - and is still active to this day.