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Bovbjerg Cliff

If you are geologically interested, the cliff Bovbjerg Klint should be on your list of places to visit. The impressive cliff shows traces of both the Elster, Saale and Weichsel ice ages.

Bovbjerg Klint is part of the UNESCO Global Geopark West Jutland.

In Fjaltring you can observe meltwater clay and Arctic clay from the Elster ice age (300,000-230,000 years before now). In the cliff profile between ridges D and F (next to Bovbjerg Lighthouse), moraine clays from the Saale ice age (188,000-128,000 years before now) are visible. The remaining layers date from the Weichsel Ice Age (115,000-10,000 years before now).

The large landslides on the stretch along the cliff are due to natural waterways running in the clay and large amounts of water from rain and meltwater from snow and ice.

The sea has previously made large incisions in the country, but an extensive hip construction from 1875-1933 has managed - almost - to secure the coast from here. Visit Bovbjerg Klint and observe the impressive coastal protection work. From the cliff you have a great view of the hips and water.

Also look past Bovbjerg Lighthouse and get the history of the lighthouse and the coast and enjoy a cup of coffee and delicious home baking in the lighthouse's small café.