STEVNS KLINT
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

STEVNS KLINT
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

Stevns Klint is on the UNESCO World Heritage list because a dramatic chapter of Earth’s history hides in the cliff.

 

A thin layer of fish clay tells the story about how the dinosaurs went extinct and half of all Earth’s species were wiped out 66 million years ago when an asteroid hit Earth.

 

But the beautiful nature of the Stevns Klints also contain a host of other stories and experiences.

 

Walk along the cliff on a 20 kilometre pathway that connects the highlights of the cliff.

 

Learn more about the dramatic landscape and history of Stevns Klint here.

 

ACCESS

Stevns Klint is accessible all day, all year. ALL TRAFFIC ALONG THE CLIFF IS AT YOUR OWN RISK

Stevns Klint is a living piece of nature. Landslides and cliff falls kan occur all year round.

 

It may be unsafe both along the edge of the cliff and on the beaches below.

 

Østsjællands Museum | Koldkrigsmuseum Stevnsfort | Geomuseum Faxe | Kulturmuseum Øst | Stevns Klint
Østsjællands Museum | Koldkrigsmuseum Stevnsfort | Geomuseum Faxe | Kulturmuseum Øst | Stevns Klint

Collecting fossils on your own

It is allowed to gather fossils all along the Stevns Klint. Just observe some simple rules to make sure that the cliff will remain a beautiful and welcoming place for future generations.

 

 

It is not permitted to chisel in the cliff itself, but you can find plenty of broken off blocks of limestone on the beach.

 

Don’t fiddle with the fish clay – it should be preserved for future visitors to see.

 

 

The cliff at Højerup is especially vulnerable, so no using hammer and chisel. But feel free to collect whatever lies on the beach.

 

 

If you think you found something special or rare, contact the museum and have an expert take a look.

 

GUIDED TOURS

On our guided tour you will get a tale of a cliff with a dramatic history.

 

A guided tour is 500 DKK plus 50 DKK for each participant.

 

Write us at museum@oesm.dk or phone +45 56 50 28 06 (weekdays 9am-2pm) to book.

 

FIND US

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

 

From Køge Station, take the local train towards Rødvig. Get off either at Store Heddinge Station and take the bus to Højerup (se the journey planner Rejseplanen for details) or take the train to Rødvig and rent a bike.

 

BY CAR

 

Drive directly to the cliff along picturesque country roads.

 

Parking:
Easter–31 October
10am-4.30pm: 40 DKK / 4.30pm-10am: 20 DKK

1 November–Easter: 20 DKK all day.

 

The address is:

 

Højerup Bygade 39
4660 Store Heddinge

ADDRESS

Højerup Bygade 39
4660 Store Heddinge

CONTACT

E-mail


+45 56502806


Monday-Friday between
9am-2pm.

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Østsjællands Museum | Koldkrigsmuseum Stevnsfort | Geomuseum Faxe | Kulturmuseum Øst | Stevns Klint