Dinosaurs and half of all species on became extinct when an asteroid hit Earth 65.5 million years ago. Traces of the asteroid are found in the Fish Clay that is visible in Stevns Klint as a thin black/grey layer between the white chalk and yellow limestone. Stevns Klint is the best place in the world to study the clay and is UNESCO World Heritage.

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More than 65.5 million years ago most of northern Europe was covered by the Cretaceous Sea. Five meter (16 ft) long sharks fought the terrifying sea reptile the Mosasaur for food. The Mosasaurs ranged in size up to 15 meters (49 ft), and became extinct along with the dinosaurs. The sharks survived. Fossils may be seen in the rocks on the beach.

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The old church by the edge of the cliff in Højerup is more than 700 years old. It was closed in 1910 because of the risk of falling into the sea. On March 16 1928 the sea, winds and weather had damaged the cliff so severely that the choir tumbled. The church was built from local limestone as were around a hundred other churches on Zealand in the 13th century.

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Stevns Klint Højerup

Stevns Klint contains a dramatic chapter of Earth's history. Between the chalk and limestone, there is a thin layer of Fish Clay, which tells a story about the time an asteroid hit Earth, and the dinosaurs became extinct.

Find the Fish Clay in Stevns Klint.

Visit the old church in Højerup, which sits on the very edge of the cliff; enjoy the spectacular view across the Baltic Sea, and go for a walk on the 20 km footpath along Stevns Klint. Visit the playground and have a meal at the restaurant. Photo: Rudy Hemmingsen

Stevns Klint Højerup, Højerup Bygade, DK-4660 Store Heddinge

Opening hours

There is access to Stevns Klint all year round.
The old church in Højerup is open in the daytime during the summer.

Access to Stevns Klint and the old church in Højerup is free.
Parking:  10:00 am - 04:30 pm  40,00 Dkk
               05:30 pm -10:00 am   20,00 Dkk 

Public transport to Stevns Klint Højerup

On weekdays, get bus no. 253 from Køge Station to Højerup. Read more at

Traktørstedet Højeruplund (restaurant)
The restaurant Traktørstedet Højeruplund is open during the summer and by agreement. Read more

The area belongs to the Højeruplund Society.

Stevns Klint is a piece of living nature. Landslides and rock falls may occur all year round. Accordingly, it can be dangerous to walk near the edge of the cliff, and on the beach underneath the cliff.