Standing on top of the Cliff of Møn - 128 m above the sea - you
are at the same time on top of the Danish chalk foundation. Denmark
is entirely built on a platform of chalk, and therefore the Cliff
of Møn bears witness of the enormous forces that have created the
country and the unique flora and fauna of the area.
On Høje Møn - as the area around the Cliff of Møn is called -
you will find plants and animals that may only be found in this
part of the country.
Out of Denmark's approx. 35 species of wild orchids you can enjoy
the sight of 18 different species in this area. They are mostly to
be found on the commons of Høvblege and Jydelejet as well as in the
Large blue is a butterfly that lives half of its life in a
subterranean ant heap. It is extremely fastidious in the choice of
habitat, but may be found in Høvblege.
The peregrine falcon - the fastest animal in the
On the beach you may see the peregrine falcon chasing pigeons and
starlings in the air with up to 180 km/h. After having been
exterminated in the country for 30 years the peregrine falcon has
now for 10 years in succession bred on the steep chalk cliffs
facing the Baltic as the only place in Denmark.
See National Geographic's video High Velocity Falcon here:
There are many more sights - you can experience them at close
range at GeoCenter Møns Klint or in their natural surroundings on
On the Cliff of Møn all plants are preserved! Enjoy the
sight of them, and if you want a souvenir - take a