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Cretaceous cliffs of Møns Klint

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Pedro Gula
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Cretaceous cliffs of Møns Klint
Inserted: 25.03.2017
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Møns Klint is over 6 km long coastal cliff formed by chalk. It is located in the east of the Danish island of Møn. The highest point of the cliff, Dronningestolen, reaches a height of 128 meters above sea level. Starting point – Geocenter Møns Klint Museum. The cliffs are followed by another attraction, the aristocratic residence of Liselund Slot with a romantically composed English park.

Møns Klint, chalk cliffs

Easy, about 1.5 hours long walk in the eastern part of the Danish island of Møn.

Møns Klint, chalk cliffs
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Møns Klint, chalk cliffs

The cliffs were formed seventy million years ago by the accumulation of shells of microscopic algae, their current form was given to them by the movements of the continental glacier in the last ice age.

Møns Klint, chalk cliffs
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Møns Klint, chalk cliffs

About a quarter of a million tourists visit the site every year.

Møns Klint, chalk cliffs
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Møns Klint, chalk cliffs

The steep walls of the cliff are often subject to erosion. A large landslide in January 2007, known as the Store Taler, created a 300-meter-long peninsula.

Møns Klint, chalk cliffs
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Møns Klint, chalk cliffs

Beech forests grow above the cliff and rare species of orchids from the invertebrate family thrive here.

Møns Klint, chalk cliffs
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Møns Klint, chalk cliffs

The landscape around the cliffs has inspired many Danish painters.

Møns Klint, chalk cliffs
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Møns Klint - Liselund Slot

The cliffs are followed by the aristocratic residence of Liselund Slot with a romantic English park.

Møns Klint - Liselund Slot
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Møns Klint - Liselund Slot

The cliffs are followed by the aristocratic residence of Liselund Slot with a romantic English park.

Møns Klint - Liselund Slot
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com
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