When you choose to stay at Therns Hotel you are situated right in the center of Gudhjem. The harbor environment is less than 50m from the hotel and the main street is right in front of the hotel. Gudhjem is by far the most charming fishing village on the east coast. From the harbor and its surrounding rocks you can see the Bokul rock that rises very steeply towards the highway and the impressive bridge over Holkadalen.

The houses are placed nearby each other close to the bedrock many of them have distinctive garden terraces shaped by nature.

The street scene is charming with the sheer and twisted streets, well-kept houses, exciting shops and a southern fertility that is due to the rocks ability to save the warmth it absorbs during the day.

This also means that the summer lasts longer on Bornholm. It gives the certain plants great growth opportunities, especially plants that normally do not grow on these latitudes such as fig trees, mulberry trees and other exotic plants.

The special location with the small well-kept houses, the high light over the coast and the southern atmosphere made Gudhjem a very popular place for painters. On a tour through Gudhjem you will often experience the painters performing their art.

Gudhjem has around 800 inhabitants that live here all-year. You can easily go shopping in Gudhjem – it has grocery stores, bakery, a herring smokehouse (the first one on the island in terms of smoked herring), hairdresser, public swimming bath, different art stores with everything from glassworks to ceramics, a cinema as well as restaurants and cafes.

There is around 500m to the public swimming bath that also has a sauna, solarium and a 40m long slide.

Visit Gudhjems own web portal here



Gudhjem Museum

Situated in the old railwaystation building - the museum has a permanent exhibition as well as changing exhibitions.

Oluf Høst museet

His home Norresân by the little habour north of the Gudhjem Harbour has today been converted into a museum, where you can get an impression of the painters daily life, as well as enjoying a coffee and the impressions in the old rocky garden.

Melstedgård - Bornholms Agricultural Museum

is situated around 1 kilometer south of Gudhjem by the little fishing village,Melsted, - if you want to see more there is a small nature path across the museum, this path follows Melstedå a stretch. Hereafter you can follow the cycle path to the Stavehøl waterfall whereafter you follow the small river down to the coast and walk on the nature path back to Gudhjem - a tour of around 2½ hours.

Bornholms Art museum, Døndalen and the Døndal waterfall

can be reached by walking along north of the coast along the old rescue path a tour of around 6 km, where you experience a very differ terrain walking along the water and hillside. On the hillside you can see Gudhjem and get an understanding of why so many painters came to the city both then and now. It will be of benefit to take the boat Thor from Gudhjem to Helligdomsklipperne and the nwalk home as the skipper tells you everthing about Helligdomsklipperne on the way there.

Østerlars Church

Bornholms largest and oldest round church from 1150, 5 km. from Gudhjem

Bornholms Medieval Center

is situated nearby Østerlars round church.

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You can also get an insight into the nature of Bornholm and the substratum at NaturBornholm in Aakirkeby around 18 km from Gudhjem.