The Old Railway Tracks
In the early 1900s, three railway companies were established on Bornholm:
The Rønne-Nexø railway, Rønne-Sandvig railway and Aakirkeby-Gudhjem railway.

In 1934, they were restructured into a company called DBJ - De Bornholmske Jernbaner (The Bornholm Railways).

From 1913 to 1953, there was a railway in operation from Rønne via Rø and Allinge to Sandvig.
The railway stretched across 31.2 km, and the trains transported passengers between the northern part of the island and the main town of Rønne.

It was difficult terrain to lay down railway tracks, and Polish labourers were brought in for the job.

When cars began to outcompete the railway in the mid-1900s, it was decommissioned.
The Sandvig railway’s last year of operation was in 1953.

Today, part of the railway has been turned into a beautiful recreational path for hikers and cyclists.

You can visit the DJB museum - Jernbanen på Bornholm - on Ndr. Strandvej 8 in Nexø.