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Location on Bornholm
Coordinates: 55°12′N 14°58′E
Region Capital Region of Denmark
- Total 724
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Gudhjem is a small town and fishing port on the northern coast of the Baltic island of Bornholm, Denmark. Its population is 724 (1 January 2011).
Gudhjem is a popular venue for tourists who are attracted by its steep, picturesque streets, stunning views and a friendly atmosphere.
Its history as a fishing village goes back many years. Its harbour was first built in the middle of the 19th century but was destroyed by a storm in 1872 and rebuilt in 1889. A second harbour was constructed between 1897 and 1906 to provide a safe haven for whaling and fishing boats.
Gudhjem is home to the Oluf Høst Museum. It was in Gudhjem that smoked herrings were first prepared, in the town's typical smokehouses. Since the 1840s, smoked herrings have been sent to Copenhagen. The Gudhjem-Christiansø ferry has been functioning since 1684.