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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  • Nice ride to Bulbjerg with children and grandchildren. Even with contrary winds and freezing temperatures, it is a good experience
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  • Here one can easily spend a few hours or more and it is good exercise to take the ride from the top down or the other way ...
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  • This mountainous cliff of Bryozoan limestone is the home of the Kittiwake, during it's nesting season - At the top of the cliff, accessible by car, is a view that illustrates the vastness of the coast...  more »
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