The Germans took a special interest in Bornholm because of its strategic position in the Baltic Sea between the German coast and Visby in Gotland, off the coast of southern Sweden, at times establishing their own interests in the town.After the church's expansion in 1360, the parish of Rønne was established.By the 1840s, some 2,000 clocks were made each year.Over the years, they were produced in various styles with both wooden and metal casings.
The result was that in 1576, control of Rønne returned to the Danish Crown.Today, with its cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and interesting museums, it attracts visitors mainly from Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Poland.a small chapel dedicated to St Nicolas was built on the site where Rønne's church now stands.The town has some quaint cobbled streets and low-timbered houses.Two streets of particular interest are the Laksegade and the Storegade, which contain many historic houses which were once the homes and trade buildings of merchants and noblemen.
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They even allowed their own merchants to establish businesses in Rønne.Though the Lübeckers contributed to the success of the fishing trade, they demanded ever-higher taxes from the local population.Several workshops soon began to produce Bornholm clocks which became popular as they were cheaper than the more authentic models produced elsewhere. Frauen treffen gifhorn There were probably about 30 different clockmakers in the town at the beginning of the 19th century.In view of the clocks' value, the sailors called on Poul Ottesen Arboe, a local turner, who was able to repair them.
As a result of the experience he gained in the repair work, he was able to manufacture clocks himself, giving birth to a new local industry.As its trade prospered, by the beginning of the 15th century Rønne was repeatedly plundered and burnt by the Lübeckers from northern Germany.In 1525, they took control of Bornholm as compensation for the large debts that Denmark was unable to repay.The Swedes contributed 300 timber houses to the town while the rest of Denmark including Greenland and the Faroes raised the considerable sum of 8 million Danish kroner to help rebuild the town.The economic status of Rønne grew dramatically during the Middle Ages with the development of the herring industry.