In the middle of Zealand, you will find Faxe Limestone Quarry – a piece of Danish history that was of great importance millions of years ago!
63 million years ago, Faxe Limestone Quarry was covered by water. Great sharks, crocodiles and many other exotic animals lived here. You can still find remnants of this time when you visit the place, which is why the site is very popular among families with children. But others are also attracted to the many things that go on in and around the Faxe Limestone Quarry.
The limestone quarry is popular among families with children. Explore nature and discover 63 million-year-old fossils of prehistoric animals – and you are free to take them home!
Geomuseum Faxe organises guided fossil hunts, but you are also more than welcome to walk around on your own. If you find something, Geomuseum Faxe will also gladly assess your findings so you know exactly what you’re taking home with you. The geological museum also offers lots of information about the quarry and its history – you can find it right on the edge!
1. The limestone quarry is both an attraction and a place of work. If you visit the quarry during the weekdays, there will be a lot more noise and large machinery than on weekends.
2. At Geomuseum Faxe, you can borrow a hammer and chisel to go hunting for fossils in the limestone.
3. The limestone quarry is often used in films. Among others, several scenes of the “Jesus & Josefine” Advent programme were shot here. Because of the special lighting, the azure waters and the desert-like landscape, the limestone quarry is also a popular destination for professional photoshoots.
On the outer edge of Faxe Limestone Quarry is the Prismet viewing platform, which is in the shape of a prism – hence the name. Between two triangles that mirror each other is the platform itself, where the impressive view of the entire Faxe Limestone Quarry can be enjoyed.