Bulbjerg, Freastrup

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Bulbjerg is a limestone cliff in northern Jutland, Denmark, facing Skagerrak. It is the only rock formation in Jutland, the only bird cliff on the Danish mainland, and as such the only breeding place of the black-legged kittiwake on the Danish mainland. Bulbjerg lies in the traditional district of Hanherred, close to Thy.HistoryFor centuries, chalk blocks were sawed out of the cliff and used as a building material in the surrounding area or burnt to quicklime. Former visitors have carved their names in the limestone, including a 19th-century king whose name can still be seen. During World War II, the German occupation force used Bulbjerg as a lookout point and built a small concrete fortification which still exists.SkarreklitSkarreklit was a rock column in the sea about 100 metres off Bulbjerg. It fell down in a storm in 1978, but its base can be seen at low tide and calm sea. The base of the column was flint, allowing the column to withstand the forces of the waves, long after the sea had eroded the softer limestone around it. According to a legend, the fall of the column would mean the end of the world. Skarreklit is presumably named after the cormorant (Danish: skarv, Jutlandic dialect: skar); klit means 'dune', in Jutlandic also 'cliff'.
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  • It is really awesome to see this cliff between the sandstone. We walked around the beach and then we went on the top of the cliff, where is an amaying view. I would deffinetly recomend it!!!  more »
  • Here the impressions of our visit on the Bulbjerg: positive:--> on the way to the Bulbjerg you will find huge pastures for horses, where you can stop and admire the animals. Who are so interested, that they immediately diminish and you can shoot them optimally--> the parking on the Hill provides sufficient space--> small hiking trails lead through the Bulbjerg, some sections are accompanied by warnings for safety reasons or completely blocked. --> The views mainly North of Klim or Thorup almost epic giant Beach has something of fantasy film, I was completely mesmerized. --> Numerous seagulls brace themselves against the wind and you can climb over a way all the way down
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  • Amazing nature experience very far from what one would otherwise experience in the Danish nature. At the same time a really nice beach
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