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.
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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 »
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  • It's very beautiful to see. On the Internet they say about finding fossils..... forget about that. It's strictly forbidden to dig in the hardened clay because it's world heritage. Maybe you find some in the rocks below but we didn't find any... like many others...
  • Very nice place to visit. Parking: 1) You drive in and park. 2) You buy a ticket (NFC or card pay) 3) You hold the ticket code up to the scanner to leave ⚠️ You pay the same price for 5 minutes as for 5 hours ⚠️ If you want to go down, make sure to get something to drink with. People with special needs can not go down. You will climb a lot below so take good shoes with.

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