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Max og Trine på Stevns

Chalk & Lime

Photo: Mads Tolstrup

Does anything say Stevns more than chalk and lime? Get to know Stevns even better by experiencing the chalk and lime up close – in the landscape, architecture, cultural history and local life.

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Stevns Klint
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Stevns Klint

Stevns Klint part of UNESCO World heritage

Stevns Klint was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List of natural properties in 2014. This is why Stevns Museum presents an exhibition on the criteria...

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Holtug chalk quarry
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Holtug chalk quarry

Until 1972, Holtug Chalk Quarry, was active. In 1991 the pit was sold to the state who made it into a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

In the pit you can find a broad variety of rare and ...

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Boesdal Quarry
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Boesdal Quarry

Boesdal Quarry was closed in the late 70s and Stevns municipality later took over ownership.

In 2010, a group of local fire souls of Stevns to utilize the area better and simultaneously provide maint...

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Stevns Klint Experience
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Gjorslev Castle
Photo: Stevns Erhvervsråd

Gjorslev Castle

Denmark's largest medieval castle

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Vandtarnet i Store Heddinge
Photo: Stevns Erhvervsråd

Vandtarnet i Store Heddinge

You will find the Water Tower from 1911, appearing like a town gate, at the end of Munkegade. The tower was built of chalk from Stevns Cliffs, but with a base of red bricks. going through the gate, yo...

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Hoejerup Old Church
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Hoejerup Old Church

The church was built by a boater in distress who promised to build a chapel if he was saved.

The church is located on the 30 m. high cliff. It was consecrated in 1357 , but the sea undermined the cliff...

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Højerup New Church
Photo: Johnny Balslev

Højerup New Church

The church was built of chalk-stone from the cliffs of Stevns Klint.

The apse wal, however, has got layers of flint built in, thus imitating the cliffs' geological structure.

The church was consecrated...

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Varpelev Church
Photo: Stevns Erhvervsråd

Varpelev Church

The church is located just east of Tryggevaelde river valley and at the highest point in the city and
among the older chalk churches in the municipality. It is built with a nave and chancel in Norman t...

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Stroeby Church
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Stroeby Church

The church is made up of chancel, built of limestone ashlars, and additions built in late gothic style.

In the church fresco painted geometrical ornaments and beautiful representations of the passion...

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Harlev Church
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Harlev Church

Church was built between 1175-1275 and is the largest and the best preserved of the younger chalk's churches in the municipality.

It was built with apse, chancel and nave and a little unusual tower of ...

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Skt. Katharina Church
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Skt. Katharina Church

This unique market town church was built in limestone from Stevns cliff around 1200 with octagonal nave and rectangular choir.
Probably with the king as builder. Later, terraced tower and porch to the ...

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