Tejn is a harbour town on the north-eastern coast of the Danish island of Bornholm, 5 km south of Allinge-Sandvig. As of 1 January 2014, it has a population of 959. A fishing village, it grew during the 20th century as the harbour was enlarged on several occasions; the local fishing industry reached its peak in the 1970s and 1980s but has since decreased, with negative implications for the town's activities. The large harbour with both fishing vessels and pleasure craft is an impressive sight; as a result of its westerly location and the protection offered by the surrounding heights, it can be accessed without danger in all weathers. The post mill standing high above the harbour was built around 1800 in Årsballe but some 50 years it was moved to Tejn where it continued to operate until 1941. Now a listed building, it is not open to the public. In the adjoining village of Sandkås there are several hotels, guest houses and summer houses overlooking the rocky coastline. Sandkås has a pleasant sandy beach, the only one suitable for bathing in the area.
Tejn Church, the most recent of Bornholm's churches, was designed in the Functionalist style by Emanuel Grauslund and completed in 1940
Stenseby is a small settlement near St Bodil's Church in the southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm. For a time, an active community grew up around Bodilsker Station on the Rønne–Nexø railway which operated from 1900 to 1968; the area is known for its passage grave discovered in the 1880s. J. A. Jørgensen, a schoolteacher from Ibsker, was Bornholm's most active archeologist in the late 19th century. In 1882, he investigated the Stenseby passage grave from the Neolithic where he discovered a few hundred amber beads, several flint tools, including a 5-inch knife, a sandstone axe and a decorated pot. Not far from Stenseby, he investigated Bønnestenen. Further finds were made in the 1920s including a bronze age pot
Østermarie is a village on the Danish island of Bornholm, 8 km west of Svaneke. Founded ca. 1880, its old church, now a ruin, dates back to the 12th century. The population as of 1 January 2015 is 483. Although St Mary's Church was built in the second half of the 12th century, today's village has its origins around 1880 when the first dwellings were built; as the village became more prosperous, a new church was built in 1891. A house named. Godthåb, used on the post-office stamp, was the first official name of the locality; when the railway station was opened in 1916, the name was changed to Østermarie. The original name of the parish was Markersen, short for Mary's Church Parish, but it became Østermarie to distinguish it from Vestermarie, on the island. Buses now replace the railway service, discontinued in 1952. In area, Østermarie is the largest parish on Bornholm. While the population in rural villages has declined, the number of inhabitants in Østermarie has been stable in recent years, thanks in part to its lively retail trade.
Each year, the KulturBornholm association, based in Østermarie, selects an Artist of Honour who has a street named after him. Recent winners have given their names to Aage Haugland's Gyde in honour of the Wagner bass, "Benny Andersens Boldgade" songwriter, "Seamus Heaney Stræde" celebrating the Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet. In 2010, the Danish harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen received the award. In 1885, the tower of the old Romanesque church was in danger of collapsing and had to be demolished. Soon afterwards, it was decided that the entire church should be demolished but when it was found that the building was of considerable architectural interest the work was stopped in 1890. At that time, the south wall and the apsis were still intact, it was discovered that the nave contained two barrel vaults as a ceiling and two pillars at the centre of the church. The pillars supported three arches along the length of the church. More interesting was the construction of the chancel where there is a small chamber just above the vault which relieves the pressure on the roof by some 20 tons.
The roof itself was covered with Nexø sandstone. Stone roof coverings are quite unusual in Scandinavia, only being found in a few churches in Scania, although the technique was quite common in Ireland; the construction of the chancel arch is unusual as the centrepiece is a wooden block rather than a stone. The old church has been maintained by the National Museum of Denmark; the new church was built in 1891 on the place. The architect was Andreas Clemmensen, involved in the design of Christiansborg Palace. Built in the Romanesque style, it consists of a tower, nave and apsis together with two cross pieces; the outer wall is granite from the nearby Paradis quarry. The rear wall of the altar is topped by seven candles in a seven-armed candlestick; the limestone font, in late Romanesque style, comes from Gothland. The pulpit has four carved panels in oak from 1593. In the northern cross arm, there is an epitaph to Jens Kofoed, popularly credited with the liberation of Bornholm from the Swedes in 1658.
The cross below the chancel arch, added during the church's restoration by the architect Rolf Graae in 1964, is the work of Paul Høm, a local artist. Bornholms Musik Festival arranges concerts in the church with Lars Ulrik Mortensen. A number of stones with runic inscriptions were discovered in the ruins of the old church where they had been used as building materials, they are dated the transitional period between the Viking Era and the late Middle Ages. One runestone, designated as DR 391 in the Rundata catalogue, stands in the churchyard near the old church but was found in its tower, it has a runic inscription, transcribed into Old Norse as: Barni/Biarni ok Sibbi ok ofi þeʀ resþu sten æftiʀ Kætil, faþur sin. Kristr hialpi hans siol or: "Barni/Biarni and Sibbi and Tófi they raised stone in memory of Ketill, their father, May Christ help his soul." A similar stone, DR 392, was found in the old porch wall and now stands between the old and new churches. Its inscription was transcribed as, Barni/Biarni ok Tofi ok Asgotr letu resa sten æftiʀ Sibba, broþur sin.
Kristr sæl hialpi. This translates as: "Barni/Biarni and Tófi and Ásgautr had stone raised in memory of Sibbi, their brother. May Christ help soul." This stone has an ornamental drawing on the reverse side depicting a propeller-shaped cross. A third stone, DR 394, was found buried in the churchyard and has been placed in the area between the two churches, its inscription was transcribed as, Øþi ok Swen ok Øþgiʀ resþu sten æftiʀ Gunulf, broþur sin goþan, ok æftiʀ Gunhild, moþur. In English this reads as, "Auði and Sveinn and Auðgeirr raised the stone in memory of Gunnulfr, their good brother, in memory of Gunnhildr, mother."Two additional runestones are located in the city. The inscription on DR 390 is transcribed as, Bofi let faþur sin goþan. Kristr hialpi sialu; the English translation is "Bófi had raised in memory of his good father. May Christ help soul." The inscription on DR 393 is transcribed as Bofi hoggwa let sten at Þyþkel/Þorkel, which translates as "Bófi had the stone cut in memory of Þjóðkell/Þorkell."
Østermarie is only 15 minutes' drive from Gudhjem with its steep streets winding down to the bustling town centre and fishing harbour below, from Svaneke, famous for its well preserved half-timbered houses and the fine mansions which line the harbour. F
Sorthat-Muleby is a village in the southwest of the Danish island of Bornholm, 6 kilometres north of Rønne and 4 kilometres south of Hasle. Muleby to the north and Sorthat to the south now form a single urban area; as of 2014, it has a population of 541. Sorthat-Muleby is a satellite town serving Rønne and Hasle, it enjoys an attractive location close to the coast. Sorthat consists of rows of residential housing parallel to Nyker Strandvej and the Sahara summer house development at the southern end of the settlement. Muleby, north of the stream known as Mulebyå, is a residential town with a number of small houses from the 1950s built for those working in the nearby clay mineral deposits and tile factory Hasle Klinker- og Chamottestensfabrik, which made heat refractoring tiles for ovens; this factory closed in 1997. The yellow tiles are used as pavement stones in the towns on the island. On the eastern side of Muleby, there is a cement factory, opened in 1947, which employs about 50; the coastal strip known as Sorthat Odde has an impressive array of wild plants including crowberry, heather and smyrnium.
The area still bears traces of the earlier quarrying of coal, gravel and lake chalk, leaving three pleasant lakes in the Hasle Lystskov woods. There are the remains of old coastal defences including entrenchments, batteries and a beacon. On the beach next to Klinkerskoven woods, the old Sorthat Battery with its cannons has been preserved. In the fields to the east of Sorthat, there are prehistorical remains including a bronze age grave site
Rø is a small community on the Danish island of Bornholm, 2 km from the north coast and 7 km west of Gudhjem. The Rønne–Allinge railway brought prosperity to the village leaving the old station in the village; the Bornholm Art Museum is close to Rø. Rø Church from 1888 is a rough copy of the now demolished Romanesque building from the 13th century. With a top at 431.3 metres above sea level, the nearby Rø Transmission Tower reaches the highest elevation in Denmark
Olsker is a small community in the north of Bornholm island, Denmark. It is situated in some 3.5 km south of Allinge and 2.5 km from Tejn. As of 2009, it has 67 inhabitants, it is known for having the highest of the island's four round churches, Sankt Ols Kirke, from which it takes its name. Olsker has Bornholm Cable substation. Views from Olsker include that of the Baltic Sea, Christianso island, two other islands. Olsker Church is a Romanesque round church dating back to 1200, it can be seen from miles around. It used to serve sailors as a landmark for navigation. To the east of the church, evidence of bronze-age and iron-age settlements have been found as well as living quarters from the Viking period; the village's old schoolhouse is part of its heritage. Jørgen Landt, Danish priest and author
Arnager is a small fishing village in Rønne parish, Bornholm island, Denmark. It is 3 kilometres southwest of Nylars, about 8 kilometres southeast of Rønne, 3 kilometres southeast of Bornholm Airport, its population in 2010 was 151 residents. Arnager Bay is east of Arnager. According to Bornholm Place Names, Arnager was first mentioned in 1552 as "Arenack" in one of the Chancery letter books; the harbor was built in 1883 by H. Zahrtmann. For some time, the village was one of the main resting places for the island's missionaries; the city is notable for having Scandinavia's longest wooden bridge. The 200 metres structure links the port with the city. In the mid 1990s, dinosaur footprints were identified on a cliff 1 kilometre east of the village