Stevns Klint (Cliff)

Stevns Klint offering the exceptional evidence of what happened more than 65 million years ago when an asteroid crashed into the planet.

On the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014

Stevns Klint consists of chalk and limestone formed 65 million years ago when the sea covered Denmark.This is the reason that Stevns Klint being included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This geological site comprises a 15 km-long fossil-rich coastal cliff.

A Stevns Klint in the so called Fish Clay, it is possible to see the drama more than 65 million years ago when an asteroid crashed into our planet and the dinosaurs and half of all animal life was wiped out. Stevns Klint (Cliff) is at the same time beautiful and dramatic. 

In the Stevns Museum, you will find the reason and explanation why Stevns Klint became a member UNESCO World Heritage List of natural properties in 2014. In the exhibition are fossils from Stevns Klint and it shows how man has lived with and off the Cliff for centuries.

Contact

Højerup Bygade 39
4660 Store Heddinge
South Sealand
Denmark
Web
kalklandet.dk
Email
museum@oesm.dk
Phone
+45 56502806


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Coordinates
  • Lattitude: 55.279591
  • Longitude: 12.446172