Explore Denmark's most beautiful market town
Svaneke is a beautiful town and has been named Denmark's most beautiful market town. Svaneke is located on the east coast of Bornholm - right where the coast "breaks" south towards Nexø.
A lot of people bespeak Svaneke as a town of culture, on account of it often being visited by artists, musicians, and authors as well as being the home of some. The town has its own school, which makes it bustle with life all year round. Generally, Svaneke is an enterprising town and thus one of the most visited towns on Bornholm.
The square in Svaneke is a natural gathering place for the small town of about 1100 people. Practically every Saturday, there's a big market where primarily artisans showcase their works.
At and around Svaneke Torv, there are several options when it comes to quenching thirst and satiating hunger. Here you will find a bakery, a chocolate shop, an ice cream parlor, a candy shop, Søllings Bodega, Svaneke Brewery, and a handfull of restaurants.
If you continue on from the square towards the harbour, you will reach Glastorvet. Here, the absence of cars bring about a whole other kind of peace and quiet, and you can find outdoor dining in the sun while being sheltered from a possible easterly wind.
Down by the harbour, you can experience the town's last fisher, who still goes out fishing and sells it from the dock. If you proceed to the left, towards Listed in the north, you will end up by the new harbour bath. A lot of locals come here, especially in the morning. During summer it's primarily used by young folk, who have a jolly good time with the ramp.
Farther along the coast, the town has gradually built up a smaller food-mecca. Here you can buy fish & chips and ice cream, among other things, that can be enjoyed by the cliffs.
Should you instead wander to the right upon reaching the harbour, you will wind up at Hullehavn. Hullehavn is an old harbour that nowadays acts as the favourite bathing spot and beach for the locals as well as tourists.