Top 16 attractions 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 Romø's unique nature as well as the sights the island hides.

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Rømø Dam

Number 1

Rømø The dam

On the way to Romo you will find the well over 9 km long dam which gives the first impression of the Wadden Sea. Here you are in the middle of the Wadden Sea, without the birds watching you. Drive into a cove and experience the flocks of grouse, ducks, geese and occasionally sea eagles on the hunt. 

Along the dam are also seen the grueling ducks - which may be reminiscent of a plow field - which increase the deposition of the material that the tide brings in and which helps to stabilize the dam. 

The dam was first completed in 1948 and before that time sailed to Kongsmark, from which there was a horse drawn tram to Lakolk. 

Number 2

Lakolk beach

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

Here are good bathing opportunities - also for the smaller children who can splash around in the many lakes and build beautiful sand castles of the fine beach sand. 

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

The beach is also a paradise for kite enthusiasts. They come in thousands - not least on the first weekend in September, when one of the biggest kite festivals in Europe on the island is held on Rømø.

The beach is also a favorite place for horseback rides, where horses can be rented on Lakolk beach from May to October.

Number 3

The puppy fence at Juvre

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

Sometimes the whaling ships carried the jawbones of the captured whales home. In the wood-poor islands, the bones were used as a kind of substitute for wood. They became used for garden fencing, but they have all disappeared, just near the whale fence at Juvre on Romo, which is the only preserved whale fence in the North Frisian islands. The historic garden fence is a very unique and special sight and a must-see when you visit Rømø.

Number 4

Baltic Banking

In the Wadden Sea you can find Pacific oysters in tons. At low tide, large oyster banks are lying on the surface, just waiting to be picked. If you want to get all the senses stimulated, then an oyster trip is the ultimate experience. You get very close when you find the oyster banks just a few hundred meters out on the wad. Here you can wade out and freely pick lots of oysters - currently characterized as the world's nastiest raw material.

Number 5

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 defense since 1954. It is now used especially to train army pilots who attack aircraft by tanks, tanks and military vehicles. When there is exercise, 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, which is why 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.

Number 6

Bunkers in Tvismark plantation

Between Rømø Dam and Lakolk Beach, lies Tvismark Plantation, an area of approx. 1.5 km² with pine forest, heathland and dunes. Tvismark Plantation houses about 15 of the 50 remaining bunkers on Romo, which originated from the German occupation in 1940-1945. Around the "Mammoth Bunker" the Germans held 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 get on a guided bunker trip where you can be allowed to enter some of the bunkers and even out through an emergency exit. Guided tours can be booked at Naturcenter Tønnisgård.

Number 7

Tønnisgård Nature Center

Year-round, the Tønnisgård Nature Center offers many different fun and exciting tours for children and adults of all ages. There is a sea of activities and experiences - from guided bunker tours to eastern tours of the Wadden Sea.
Tønnisgård also houses an exhibition about the nature between “Wadden Sea and the North Sea”.
In addition, in the old commander's yard, you can get answers to Rømø'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.

Number 8

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 unmarked - follows the top of the dunes through the open countryside with dunes. 

Number 9

Romo 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. Volunteer protection arose after several wildfires in the 1950s and 1960s, after which the islanders wanted greater security - and therefore the rescue station was turned into a fire station.

Number 10

Sonderstrand

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, blockchains that have sails and handlebars and are relatively easy to drive.
Romo - as one of the few places in Denmark - offers the opportunity to drive the equipment directly down the beach. There is plenty of room for those who would rather look, swim, 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.

lakolk shopping center

Number 11

Lakolk Shopping 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.

During the summer there are also good experiences and activities for the children. They can jump through on West's jump pillows and castles eOr drive the Segway on the landscaped lane.

Number 12

on tour with the Romo-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 the nature unique and special. Let the tranquility subside over you and take a little rest or enjoy the beautiful view of 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 scenery and a fascinating history.

Number 13

Museum Commandergården

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.

Number 14

forest Playground

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.

Number 15

Sct. Clement's 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.

Number 16

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 planned to build an export port with a dam to Jutland at Listerdyb. But efter the Second Schleswig War in 1864, Romo went to Germany, and the Danish government had to abandon the plans. Instead, the harbor in 1869 was built 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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