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1 day on Rømø

You have arrived in Rømø, and you now have to explore and see the island's sights and attractions...

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First stop – Nature Center Tønnisgård.

Here you can learn about the Waddensea, the beach, whaling and much more. You can read, listen, feel and pull things and get smarter along the way.
Tønnisgård also offers many guided tours and activities for the whole family.

Availability: Partially (inquire more from Tønnisgård regarding events and tours)

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Second stop – Sct. Clement's Church.s

Inside the church there are eight church ships which are an expression of the great importance that shipping has had for the island.
The altar, the chandeliers and the hat hooks tell of the wealth that was on the island in connection with whaling and sealing in the Arctic Ocean, and a memorial plaque points to the losses the island suffered in connection with the First World War.
The island's church is open daily for tourists between 8.00 – 16.00 except for church services.

Availability: Partially

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Third stop – Spitsbjerg

Rømø has 3 lookout points, all three of which are old dunes from when Rømø was formed after the last ice age. Spidsbjerg is one, Stagebjerg and Høstbjerg are the other two.

Spidsbjerg lies to the west of the church with a nice view over heathland, wetlands and plantations. If you are in a car, you can leave it at the church, as the last 2 km. must take place on foot. The Church's parking lot and the southernmost parking lot in Kirkeby Plantage are the closest parking lots.

There are marked routes through the plantation from parking spaces along Havnebyvej.

Availability: No

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Fourth stop – 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.

The rescue station is built just south of Rømø Church, so far east on the island that it was located safe from storm surges. But at the same time, the station was located so that it was possible to tow the lifeboat relatively quickly during storms. From the tower on the roof, the rescuers could keep an eye out for any ships in distress.

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.

Availability: Yes (It is only possible to see it from the outside.)

Rømø fire station

Fifth stop – Havneby.

Havneby is a coastal town on Rømø's southern tip next to the Waddensea, and the only regular town on Rømø. The harbor was built in 1961-64 and shrimp and mussels are fished from here. From the harbor in Havneby there is also a connection with the Rømø-Sild ferry, which sails daily between Havneby on Rømø and the Harbor in Sild

In Havneby there are also two mounted cannons from the time during the Thirty Years' War, these remind today of the naval battle that took place between Danish and Dutch-Swedish ships on 1 July 1644. The two old cannons still exist to this day, and are located on a dune east of Havneby Kro.

Havneby also offers shops, restaurants, a holiday resort with wellness and much more. If you have an appetite for fish, we can recommend Otto & Ani's fish and Holms Røgeri, both have a fish shop and restaurant.

Port of Romo
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Sixth Stop – Lakolk Shopping Center.

Here you will find everything from shops, restaurants to ice cream cafes.
On selected days, the children can shape their own lollipop at Rømø Bolsjeri and Ice Café. At Rømø Lys you can buy souvenirs and Christmas decorations, Mrs. Dax is known for delicious old-fashioned waffle ice cream, and if you are into old 80s hits, you should visit Café Retro, which has both an arcade and a floor made of vinyl records.

Lakolk Shopping center
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Seventh Stop – Lakolk Beach

The beach is one of Northern Europe's widest sandy beaches, and you are welcome to drive right down to the water's edge in your car. However, we would recommend that regardless of the weather, you get out of the car and go for a walk along the water. It cannot be described how magnificent it is to see sand and water as far as the eye can see.

Availability: Yes (as it is possible to drive the car right down to the water's edge)

Lakolk beach
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Handicap accessibility

Full accesseslightly

Level-free access, lift etc., which enable wheelchairs to get around.

Partially available

There are rooms/areas where wheelchair users cannot enter, but it is still possible to have a good experience.

Available with a helper or some walking function.

There is a step or other that means you need help in order to participate/enter.

Not available.

There is no lift, ramps or anything else that prevents wheelchairs from entering.

The accessibility assessment is based on a normal-sized wheelchair. If you use an extra-wide electric wheelchair or electric crosser, please contact the desired place of visit yourself. Likewise, there may be circumstances which mean that the availability for a period is not as described by us. A good idea is to always search for information on the website of the desired place to visit.