Møn's Cliff

Møn's Cliff is one of Denmark's most beautiful nature experiences and also the most famous and visited place on Møn. The light chalk slope rises more than 100 meters vertically towards the sky and make an dramatic end to the otherwise soft landscape of Møn.

Walking around on Møns Cliff means walking around on 70 million years of history. A history that tells tales of times with varm seas and unusual animals and seaweed that is unknown to us today. As a spectator you will catch a glimpse of this world if you’re lucky enough to find some of the beautiful fossils at the foot of the cliff.

The past at Møn’s Cliff

Møn’s Cliff was formed during the last ice age, where large ice tongues uncovered a layer of chalk, formed by the sea that covered Denmark millions of years ago. Micro-organisms settled in the prehistoric seabed and were compressed to what is known today as chalk. If you’re lucky you may find octopus, sea urchin and mussel fossils hidden in chalk or on the beach at Møn’s Cliff. It’s a special experience to hold a fossil and think back to when it was a living animal. You might be it’s first contact for millions of years.

Formations at Møn’s Cliff

The amazing and impressive landscape at Møn’s Cliff is characterized by a hilly terrain. The landscape is forever changing caused by the disintegration of the sea. Each year 20-40 cm of the cliff vanish and frequently large parts of the cliff disappear into the sea. The last time this happened was in 2007 when the impressive cliff formation called “Store Taler” fell down 100 m only to move another 300 meters into the Baltic Sea. Today you can still see the fallen cliff as a white peninsula. It will eventually be absorbed by the sea.
On the Cliff you find the 128 m high  “Dronningestolen” (the queen’s chair) – the highest point of Møn’s Cliff. On a clear day you can see across the Baltic Sea to Sweden and Germany.

Møn’s Cliff – a colour symphony

At the foot of the Cliff lies the sea – in amazing blue and green shades – forming a contrast to the white chalk and the light green beeches. The light and the atmosphere change with the seasons but also with the time of day. Around midday the sun gives the white chalk of the Cliff a dazzling look.
You can walk along the coast at Møn’s Cliff – even though disintegrated parts of the cliff may create obstacles on your way.

Rich vegetation at Møn’s Cliff

Due to the very special nature at Møn’s Cliff it’s possible to experience interesting fauna and flora, for instance 20 different species of wild orchid. All the plants and flowers are protected, so if you want a souvenir please take a photo. A walk along the cliffs of Møn is a wonderful experience all year.

Experience Møn’s Cliff from the sea

For yachters Møn’s Cliff is both an experience and a challenge. Cast anchor overnight and see the white cliffs become pink from the morning sun. The unpredictable winds are an exciting challenge. The Cliff shelters from west and southwest winds just to change closer to the coast than further out at sea. Close to the cliffs it could be calm while it’s quite windy further out at sea.
Whether on land or at sea Møn’s Cliff is all year round an exciting experience that you will never forget.

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• Møn's Cliff is 7 km long and up to 128 m. high. It streches from Møn's lighthouse in the south to Liselund Castle Park in the north.

• At Møn's Cliff you can see the Peregrine falcon, which has returned to breed here after 30 years of absense. 

See Møn's Cliff from the water

Go on a trip on the cutter Discovery. It sails daily from Klintholm harbour at Møn's Cliff. The trip lasts two hours and you'll get a great view of the magnificent nature. Remember to book a seat.

Read more about Discovery