Stevns Klint, Store Heddinge

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Stevns Klint is a white chalk cliff located some 6km southeast of Store Heddinge on the Danish island of Zealand. Stretching 17km along the coast, it is of geological importance as one of the best exposed Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) boundaries in the world. Subject to frequent erosion, the cliff rises to a height of up to 40m.
The cliff reveals sections from the uppermost part of the Maastrichtian stage (72 to 66 million years ago) and from the lowermost part of the Danian stage (66 to 62 million years ago). A black layer of fish clay, a few centimeters thick, containing iridium clearly marks the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. The layers can also be seen deep in the tunnels of Stevnsfortet, a cold-war fortress constructed in 1953. The bryozoa chalk in the cliff is highly shock resistant to both conventional and nuclear weapons.
In 2008 Cold War Museum Stevns Fortress opened to the public. It features a large exhibition of military equipment and a 1.5-hour guided tour in the large underground system of the fortress. The underground system of the fortress features of tunnels, living quarters and command centers, including a hospital and even a chapel. There are also two ammunition depots for its two cannons. The tunnels are 18– below the surface, dug deep into the chalk of Stevns. The top secret fortress was built in 1953 and remained operational until 2000. A visit to Stevns Klint represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Store Heddinge tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • One of the famous chalk cliffs of Denmark Stevns Klint is also known for its long and interesting history. At the parking lot there is a good little museum about the place, some basic services for.....  more
    One of the famous chalk cliffs of Denmark Stevns Klint is also known for its long and interesting history. At the parking lot there is a good little museum about the place, some basic services for.....  more »
  • Beautiful place for all day trip. You can rest in a little park with benches, and that amazing old church, you must see that. 
    Beautiful place for all day trip. You can rest in a little park with benches, and that amazing old church, you must see that.  more »
  • The history of Stevns Klint, World heritage site, is i teresting. People have been exstracting limestone, chalk and flint from here for centuries. In antiquity, flint from Stevns was used to mere... 
    The history of Stevns Klint, World heritage site, is i teresting. People have been exstracting limestone, chalk and flint from here for centuries. In antiquity, flint from Stevns was used to mere...  more »
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  • An amazing sight and if you are slightly interested in why the explanation for the dinosaurs' extinction, this is definitely a place to visit. Currently one of the best places to discover the remains of the meteor that struck earth some 65 million years ago
  • The place was unique because of the history that it holds. You can see three layers (chalk, fish clay and lime stone). The fish clay is actually the remains of asteroid that collided 65 million years ago. Worth visiting once but I would go for Mons Klint if I have to choose anything between these two. Be careful with the steep stairs that take you to the root of the cliff.
  • Nice view and surrounding. Quite place so bring your own food and drinks, not a lot of options here
  • I love this place! I stayed at a house down the street from there with Niels Nielsen family many times. It is so clean and beautiful. Nature is very calming and peaceful.
  • This is one of my favorite places to go. If you visit just for the views and architecture of the church, that is a delightful visit. However, if you are more adventurous and climb down to the ocean and walk along the weathered rock beach to see the cliffs from below, you will be amazed. (Wear shoes with good traction!)

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