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.more
Yes, they do happen, particularly after a wet season. The last major slide was in winter 2007 (yep!) when a whole chunk of cliff, trees and all, fell down on the beach and into the water - so far out that a whole new little peninsula was created here at Store Taler.more
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...more
Photos:1. Another ferry passing ours2. People snoozing on the upper deck3. German flag on the south end of the ferry4. Danish flag on the north endFor those of us who don't do it too often, riding on a ferry is a pleasant experience with lots of fresh air and views of the sea, or in this case the Fehmarn Belt.This route is called the Vogelfluglinie...more
Photos:1. Second class in a Danish EC3 train2. Signs above the doors in the train, giving coach and seat numbers and the destination Københaven = Copenhagen3. Text in the train about Kaj Munk4. Free coffee and Danish newspapers in First ClassThere are currently six direct trains per day from Hamburg to Copenhagen via Lübeck and the Puttgarden-Rødby...more
Photos:1. EC3 train in the ferry2. Narrow passageway to walk to the stairsWhen the train arrives the ferry is already waiting and is already loaded with cars, trucks and other such obsolete vehicles, so when the train is rolled on the ferry can shut its doors and leave the dock almost immediately.Passengers have to leave the train during the...more
The trainstation in Gedser is only serviced by train 1-2 times per day so you have to be lucky to catch a train from here. Instead the busses are fare more regular.However if you have some waiting time in Gedser the station is worth a visit because of its special apperance.more
Fakse Kalkbrud is a 1 square km big and 45 meter deep limestone quarry. The bottom of the place is 25 meters above sea level.
The quarry started in around year 1200 and it is still going on. When you stand on the edge you look down in to this huge hole, where you see excavators so far down in this hole, that they look like toys.
It is possible to enter the quarry, but at own risks. It is possible to find many kinds of fossils here.
The Royal Castle was built in the 12th century by Valdemar the Great. He built the castle close to the coast to make it a good harbour for his fleet, that was fighting the Wends at that time. Valdemar the Victorious extended the castle and it was Valdemar Atterdag, which means 'day again', who built the outer wall and four big watchtowers, of which...more
The museum of south zealand exhibits the history of the town of Vordingborg from as early as the Stone Age up to the 20th century. The construction and development of Vordingborg castle is the most interesting part of the collection. If you want to know more about Stone Age, viking age or middle age, it's probably nicer to visit the National Museum...more