Standing on top of the Cliff of Møn - 128 m above the sea - you are at the same time on top of the Danish chalk foundation. Denmark is entirely built on a platform of chalk, and therefore the Cliff of Møn bears witness of the enormous forces that have created the country and the unique flora and fauna of the area.
The main reason for visiting the island are these spectacular chalk cliffs from the times when Norway pushed Denmark up from the ice age seas and created this island nation, all of which you can learn more about at the Geo Centre (see next tip). The marvellous white coastline goes on for miles and there are several approaches, the easiest being at the Geo Centre where there are stairs down to the beach as well as up to 128 metre high Dronningestolen (the Queen's Chair") from which you can see both Sweden and the German island of Rügen in good weather, but there is another entrance at the southern end of the cliffs at the little lighthouse, as well as one close to Abborebierg near the campsite. Should you have the time and energy, you can walk along the whole range of cliffs at the top of them. The beaches are accessible here and there through stairs, and you are allowed to collect fossils which are common. Just be aware that there are slides occasionally (see warnings), especially in the wet seasons. To plan your visit, check the clickable maps and info below.
Denmark is full of medieval churches with lovely frescoes and the most famous painter of them all is 15th century artist Elmelunde who is so called because he is from the village with the same name here on the island. Elmelunde Church is a delightful whitewashed building full of art and well worth a stop, but another church with fascinating frescoes is this one, Keldby Church. A Romanesque brickwork with an altarpiece from 1470 and frescoes from three different periods, not least by Elmelunde and his pupils. The second picture here will show you one of my favourite sections involviing the devil leading women (sigh) astray.
This walk starts at the GeoCenter , which you can find in the woods on top of the cliffs.
Many signs lead the way to it.
If you want to see as much as possible of Møns Klint on top as well on the beach then this walk to Gråryg is a good idea.
From the center you take the path south to the Gråryg staircase with 468 steps to the beach.
During the walk through on top of the cliffs you have a nice view on the Baltic Sea.
Also you have a nice view on Sommerspiret which fell into the sea in 1988.
Sometime you can see here the Peregrine falcons. Between the two stairs the beach is full of flint stone, mixed erratic boulders and sandy beaches.
Search for fossiles here. At Maglevandstrappen you can climb the 494 steps back to the GeoCenter
Next to the view point you can visit Møn's Geo Center. I actually haven't see it, but you can check out the web site.... it is quite interesting (especially if you're with kids)
In front of the entrance there is nicely prepared playground made from branches old trees and trunks. There is also big parking place. I belive that preaviously it was payable, but when we were there, you could park for free.
It is also a very good place for picnic or grill, for there are tables nad benches all around.
The main reason, if not in many cases the only one to visit the Møn island, is to see the Cliffs. You can admire the view from the hight of 128 meters at the highest point:) or get downstairs and rise your head up high......well....and feel pretty small:)))
It is quite interesting place, considering that Danmark is more kind of a "flat" country. The sea seen from above gets that look as if it was some exotic place and you can really take a deep breath and feel like you were free, without no worries.
A brand new visitors centre opened at Møns Klint in 2007 and is one of the most interesting places I have visited in Denmark! Sadly, we had to rush through it but I shall have to come back to what is a fascinating multimedia exhibition on the birth of Denmark and much more. You are met by a part dealing with the creation itself and how those cliffs rose out of the sea, then comes a room full of fossils and a whole model of the cliffs which even has a clever mirror setup of a landslide. There are water and sand experiments everywhere for you to try in order to understand the movements involved here, and children will have an absolute field day. You can also check fossils in microscopes and learn about the first insects to populate the land. To top it all off, you can buy fossils (and lots of other things) in the souvenir shop if you fail to find the real McCoy on the beach. The house itself is built relatively near the cliffs and might well perish quicker than hoped for - they know it's a bit of a financial gamble.
The oldest part of the church is the central part of the choir which dates back to the year 1080. The lower part of the tower dates back to around year 1300, but the tower was first finished in the beginning of the 16th century.
If you plan to visit the Cliffs of Møn visit this great building too. It is on your way maybe 8 kilometers after Stege.
Møns Klint is a very special place. It is similar to Stevns Klint, but still very different from the nature and geology found in Denmark. The cliff is many kilometers long and 128 meters at the highest place (Dronningestolen; The chair of the queen). From here you can see Sweden and Germany on a clear day.
The white chalk that forms the cliff was created when lime shells from microscopic animals and plants was deposited on the bottom of a tropical sea which covered most of Northern Europe 75 million years ago.
The cliffs of the Møn! An amaxing beauty that is so unexpected. The cliffs are soon to be (hopefully) a national park..
Please see http://www.sns.dk/nationalparker/web/english_map.htm and http://www.sns.dk/nationalparker/english.htm for more informationl
There are walking paths, stairs down to the beach (no elderly unlesss they are very fit, the stairs go on for miles and are quite steep), birds, beach, playgrounds a cafetaria and beautiful astonishing cliffs.
(I'd say what makes them so astonishing is that they are in Denmark, land of the eternal flatness!)
Please see me travelog for more pictures and for a map!
P.S Don't get a flat tire on Møn, there is no one to help you : )
From May to August a walk in the forest at the cliff will offer excellent chances of seeing the wild orchids and other rare plants in the most beautiful surroundings you can imagine.
A good place for camping in the wonderful nature. But don't forget that camping is only permitted in the marked camping grounds.