Migrating birds

When the spring and autumn bird migrations bring millions of birds to Denmark, Stevns Klint is right at the centre. The huge migration of birds of prey in the autumn in particular makes the cliff popular with bird watchers. Read more

Plants along the cliff

In the limy soil at Stevns Klint, rare, colourful and edible plants thrive. Some are beautiful, but unwanted. They all have different strategies for surviving when the seasons change. Read more

Animals by the cliff

Stevns' steep, white cliffs break the clear blue water of the Baltic Sea. It is the rocky coast and the limestone that make Stevns Klint's wildlife unique.

No matter where in Denmark you look, you will not find nature similar to Stevns Klint. Stevns Klint is quite unique.

The waves of the Baltic Sea slowly, but surely eat one tiny bit off the cliff after the other. This is why the cliff is unique as a breeding ground for rare and endangered animals. The peregrine falcon would probably not find Stevns Klint interesting if it were merely a grassy slope. The same goes for bats and the goosander.

Above and below the cliff, there are beautiful limestone pastures full of flowers, which provide particularly good conditions of life for butterflies and moths. Below the cliff, a special nature has emerged as a result of large slides through the ages. Here, there are beautiful insects, rare beetles, the green sand lizard, and even foxes have made their home here. This is also where you have the chance of finding the small weevil, which can only be found here in all of Denmark.

The nature between the two abandoned limestone quarries by Holtug and Boesdal is completely peculiar and un-Danish. Sculptural rocks, a surface of raw chalk and great views help make the quarries special places worth a visit. In Holtug Chalk Quarry, there is a beautiful pond full of frogs and newts.