Calle and Rose, the couple who created Hotel Ryttergården
Carl Edvard Mogensen was born and raised on the island and trained as a draper. In the late 1960s, Carl Edvard Mogensen came up with a good idea: Build a hotel where rooms had shower and toilet, because at that time at Bornholm hotels only had rooms with shared bathroom in the hallway. Especially business travelers thought Bornholm was a developing country, as Carl Edvard Mogensen recalls it.
In 1966, the first building with 21 rooms was completed, and quickly it became popular with business travelers and tourists. Earnings from the first investment in Hotel Ryttergården formed the basis for investing in more hotel rooms in 1969 and 1970. And later on came the main buildings in 1973, 1986 and 1992.
In total, Carl Edvard Mogensen built 132 rooms and apartments through almost 40 years at the 65,000 sqm. site in Ronne, and thus was Hotel Ryttergården created. The name Hotel Ryttergården was chosen because Carl Edvard Mogensen was – and still is – interested in horseracing. Particularly trotting sport where Carl Edvard Mogensen big interest and Carl Edvard Mogensen himself has been a great trotting competitor on Bornholm Trotting Course. On the large fields around the hotel, stables and fields with horses were available for the local children who wanted to learn to ride the horses.