16 sights on Romo

In this post you can read about the most popular Sights found on Romo. Take the family in hand and come out and experience Romo's unique nature as well as the sights the island hides.
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RØMØ DAM

On the way to Rømø you will find it well 9 km long dam that gives the first impression of the Wadden Sea. Here you are in the middle of the Wadden Sea, without the birds are discovering you. Stop at a parking cove and opserve the flocks of grouse, ducks, geese and occasionally sea eagles hunting.

Along the dam are also the ditches - which are reminiscent of a plowed field - which increase the deposition of the material brought in by the tide, and which helps to stabilize the dam.

The dam was finished in 1948.And before that time, people sailed to Kongsmark on Rømø, from where there was a horse-drawn tram to Lakolk.

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LAKOLK BEACH

Visit one of Europe's widest sandy beaches. At Lakolk Beach it is possible to drive right down to the water's edge.

Here are good bathing opportunities - too 

On the beach you can also surf on the large or small North Sea waves.

The beach on Rømøs west coast is also an eldorado for kite enthusiasts. There are thousands - not least the first weekend in September, when one of the biggest kite festivals in Europe happens on Rømø.

 

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WHALE FENCE AT JUVRE

In the years between 1660 and 1860, a large proportion of Romo's male residents participated in the whale hunting in the Arctic Ocean between Spitsbergen and East Greenland. Especially at the end of the eighteenth century, there were many whalers on Romo, and some of them had leading positions on board, like commanders (captains), officers and harpooners. 

Sometimes the whaling ships brought the jawbones of the captured whales home. In the wood-poor islands, the bones were used as a kind of substitute for wood. Among other things, they were used for garden fences, but they have now all disappeared, except for the whale fence at Juvre on Rømø, which is the only preserved whale fence on the North Frisian islands. The historic garden fence is a completely unique and special sight and a must-see when you visit Rømø.

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ØSTERSBANKER

In the Wadden Sea you will find lots of Pacific oysters. At low water tide large oyster banks became visible, just waiting to be picked up. If you like to get all your senses stimulated, then an oyster trip is the ultimate experience. Wade out into the Wadden Sea and collect your oysters - currently characterized as the world's nastiest raw material.

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MILITARY EXERCISE AREA

Juvre Sand is located on the northern part of Rømø, which covers a 20 km² area. It is a military exercise area that has been used by the dan. military since 1954. Now it is used especially to train army pilots who attack aircraft by tanks, tanks and military vehicles. Under training the signal balls are hoisted and a white flashing light is lit at the top of the control tower. There is a permanent entry ban in the military exercise area, but it is permissible to attend the exercises from the viewing platform at the parking lot. However, be aware that laser light is used in the shooting range that can cause eye damage. Therefor use of binoculars is not recommended. Walking or cycling is always allowed along the 10 km long Juvre dike, which protects the large marsh area, Juvre Meadows.

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BUNKERS IN TVISMARK PLANTAGE

Between the Rømø dam and Lakolk Strand, lies Tvismark Plantage, which is an area of 1.5 km² pine forest, heaths and dunes. Tvismark Plantage houses about 15 of the 50 remaining bunkers on Rømø, which date from the German occupation in 1940-1945. Around the "Mammoth Bunker", the Germans have had one of the largest radar positions. It was impossible to blow them away after the war, and instead they were more or less buried in sand. Most bunkers are locked off, but it is possible to follow a guided bunker trip, where you can be allowed to enter some of the bunkers. Guided tours can be booked at Naturcenter Tønnisgård.

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TØNNISGÅRD NATURCENTER

All year round, Tønnisgård Nature Center offers many different funny and exciting trips for children and adults of all ages. There are lots of activities and experiences - from guided bunker trips to oyster trips in the Wadden Sea.
Tønnisgård also houses an exhibition about nature between the “Wadden Sea and the North Sea”.
In addition, in the old commander's yard, you can get answers to Romo's formation, how amber arises, who is the beach meadow's secret inhabitants, watch movies about the Wadden Sea National Park and much more.

They also have a store with amber jewelery, mugs, destination sheets, posters, easter knives and many other things.

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SPIDSBJERG

The most beautiful view of Romø is from Spidsbjerg in Kirkeby Plantation. To get to Spidsbjerg, you have to take a hike through the heather and climb the 50 wooden stairs to reach the highest and most beautiful point in Romo. 

From the 19 meter high hill you can look west to the sea. To the south there is a view of Havneby, the ferry and the German island, Sylt. To the north you look across Kirkeby Plantation to the Rømø dam and in clear weather Esbjerg glimpses on the horizon.
An absolutely wonderful walk - which is not marked - follows the top of the dunes through the open landscape with dunes. 

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RØMØ FIRE STATION

The fire station in Kirkeby used to be a rescue station and is Rømø's only original rescue station. It was built in 1887, at a time when shipping was still the most important way of life on Rømø.

RThe edging station is built just south of Romo Church, so far east on the island that it was placed in security for storm surges. But at the same time, the station lay so that it was possible to tow the lifeboat relatively quickly, during storms. From the tower on the roof, rescuers could watch for any distressed ships.

In 1968, the rescue station was taken over by Rømø's volunteer fire brigade. The voluntary protection arose after several major fires in the 1950s and 1960s, after which the islanders wanted greater security - and therefore the rescue station was transformed into a fire station.

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SØNDERSTRAND

The up to 4 km wide Sønderstrand is a playground for both children and adults.
On the beach, it is allowed to drive beach sailing for the 3-wheeled vehicles driven by the wind.

The northern part of Sønderstrand is devoted to kitebuggies controlled with their feet, while the arms hold on to the dragon driving the vehicle forward.

The southern part of the beach is devoted to ordinary beach sailors, blocarts that have sails and handlebars and are relatively easy to drive.
Rømø offers - as one of the few places in Denmark - the opportunity to drive the equipment directly down to the beach. There is plenty of space for those who would rather watch, bathe, sunbathe or go for a walk in the dunes.

Just like at Lakolk Beach, it is allowed for cars to drive all the way to the sea.
However, one must be aware of the tide.

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LAKOLK SHOP CENTER

The Lakolk shopping center is an experience in itself and the whole environment is full of fun and holiday. 
You can buy a sea of souvenirs in one of the many shops. Or if you are looking for great deals on a sports outfit, there are also good opportunities for that in the store. 

If the wardrobe needs a change or you need new shoes, you can find it in one of the clothing stores.

There is also plenty of opportunity to find delicious ice cream or something to eat in one of Lakolk's popular cafes.

Throughout the summer, there are also good experiences and activities for the children. They can jump through on Vesthop's bouncy castles and castles or ride a Segway on the paved track.

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ON A TRIP WITH THE RØMØ-HERRING FERRY

If you need a little extra experience on your Romo holiday, you can take the ferry from Havneby to the German island of Sylt (in German Sylt).

From the ferry you can see the Wadden Sea on one side and the North Sea on the other, which makes nature completely unique and special. Let the calm descend over you and take a little rest or enjoy the beautiful view over the sea, the mainland and the islands - Rømø and Herring.

At Herring you will find many opportunities for experiences and activities - here you will find everything, from exclusive shopping and luxurious dining, to unique nature and a fascinating history.

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THE MUSEUM KOMMANDØRGÅRDEN

Don't miss Rømø's old Commander's Farm, built in the year 1746, during the heyday of Rømø with whaling.

The farm is located with an excellent view of the Wadden Sea and contains exceptionally good examples of the 18th century's detailed painting crafts and carpentry. 

In the barn you come very close to a giant skeleton from a cask loth whale that stranded on Rømø in 1996. It gives a good impression of what great animals and forces of nature the captains of the time fought with in the northern Arctic Ocean.

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FOREST PLAY

The forest playground in Kirkeby Plantation on Rømø, was inaugurated in 2016. It is a playground based on nature and a sea of experiences, for children and young souls.

If you want to visit the forest playground, just follow the signs from the northernmost parking lot in Kirkeby Plantation on Rømø.

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SCT. CLEMENS CHURCH

Sct. Clement's church is Romø's only church. The church is incredibly beautiful and well maintained and is located high so that from the cemetery there is the most beautiful view of the moor and the sea. In the cemetery the many ship commanders are buried, and it therefore tells a unique story about the captains of the past who came from Rømø.

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HAVNEBY

Two salvaged cannons from the time of the Thirty Years War, today recalls the battle that took place between Danish and Dutch-Swedish ships on July 1, 1644. 
The two old abandoned cannons still exist, to this day, and are located on a dune, east of Havneby Kro.

In the 19th century, the Danish government had plans to build an export port with a dam to Jutland at Listerdyb. But after the Second Schleswig War in 1864, Rømø went to Germany, and the Danish government therefore had to abandon the plans. Instead, the harbor was built in 1869 in Esbjerg.

But in 1961 the city got its port and from here today will be, among other things. fished shrimp and clams. From the port of Havneby there is also a connection with the Rømø-Sild ferry, which sails daily between Havneby on Rømø and List on Sild.

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