Ronne is the principal port and largest town on Bornholm Island (Denmark) in Baltic Sea. The town has population around 14,000 and land area approx 29 km2 (11 mi2). Bornholm has total land area 588 km2 (227 mi2), total population around 40,000 and highest elevation point (Mt Rytterknaegten) 162 m (531 ft).
Due to its natural deep-water harbour and strategic position in Baltic Sea, Port Ronne has a rich history highlighted by Swedish and German rules. The settlement was developed as an important fishing port (sourcing herring). The town is best-known for its cobbled streets, half-(low-)timbered buildings, museums. Most tourists are from Baltic countries (Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Poland).
Two streets (Laksegade and Storegade) contain most of the town's historic houses - former trade buildings and homes of noblemen and merchants. Best-known landmarks include Bornholm Museum (1893-founded), Defence Museum (themed on island's military history), St Nicolas Church (1744-built), Smedegards (riding school), Ronne Lighthouse (1880-built).
Regularly scheduled ferries connect Ronne to mainland Denmark and Poland. A catamaran (high-speed passenger ferry) connection links to Ystad (Sweden), from where there is a direct train line to Copenhagen (Denmark). TT-LINE ferries offer direct crossings to Swinoujscie (Poland).
Bornholm Airport is located approx 5 km (3 mi) southeast of downtown. The airport serves regularly scheduled domestic flights (by DAT / Danish Air Transport) connecting to mainland Denmark (Aalborg, Billund, Copenhagen). Seasonal flights (by Alsie Express) connect to Sonderborg (Southern Denmark).
Bornholm Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Bornholm Island dock (anchor) either at Ronne (southwestern part) or Gudhjem (northeast coast). Some vessels may dock at Nexo (on the southeast coast).