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Stevns is a municipality of 24,000 people (2019) on a peninsula in southeastern Zealand. It is dominated by farmlands.

Stevns cliffs


The municipality of Stevns is on a peninsula between Køge bay and Faxe bay, and it comprises several small towns and villages: 1 Strøby Egede Strøby Egede on Wikipedia, 2 Store Heddinge Store Heddinge on Wikipedia, 3 Hårlev Hårlev on Wikipedia, 4 Rødvig Rødvig on Wikipedia and tiny, but perhaps the best known 5 Højerup. Højerup old church collapsed partially over the cliff in 1928 due to erosion. It is the same cliff, Stevns Cliff (Stevns Klint), that represents a classical geological site.

It offers unique evidence of the meteorite impact off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, causing global mass extinction 65 millions years ago, with dinosaurs being the best known victims. This event visible in the sediment profile in Stevns Cliff marks the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) boundary. It has been inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Rødvig Harbour
  • Rødvig Harbour
  • Højerup Old Church, Højerup Bygade 30 (Højerup, the Trampesti passes the church). This old church is not in use because it is too close to the edge of the cliffs. The sea took the quire in 1928, but it is still open to visitors. Enjoy the amazing view from the balcony free.
  • Højerup church
  • Stevns Museum
Gjorslev Casltle
  • Gjorslev Castle, Gjorslevvej 20,Holtug, Store Heddinge, +45 56500101. 14th-century castle. In general the castle is not open to the public. But you can visit the small park and have a view of the castle. During the year there are events at the castle, such as markets and concerts. The park is free, events about 200 kr.
  • 1 Stevns Klint. white chalk cliff Stevns Klint (Q1614152) on Wikidata Stevns Klint on Wikipedia


Rødvig seen from Trampestien
  • Trampestien Go for a walk on the stomping path along the cliffs. It takes you by Højerup Kirke, Stevns Museum, Stevns Fortress (Cold War Museum).


  • Rødvig Fisk, Havnepladsen 12, +45 56506053. Fishmonger at the harbour that also will make you inexpensive meals of their fresh seafood.
  • Rødvig Kro og Badehotel, Østersøvej 8, +45 56506098, . Good food in nice surroundings Three course meal for 250 kr.
  • Gjorslev Bøgeskov Traktørsted, Bøgeskovvej 8, Holtug (At Bøgeskov Harbor), +45 56500242, . May-Jun: Tu-Th 12:00-16:00, F Sa 12:00-22:00; Jul-Aug 15: Tu-Sa 12:00-22:00; Aug 16-31: F 18:00-22:00, Sa 12:00-22:00, Su 12:00-16:00; Sep: Sa 12:00-22:00, Su 12:00-16:00; Oct: Sa Su 12:00-22:00. Summer restaurant beautifully located between the beechwood forest and the coast. 200 kr all-you-can-eat buffet.



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