The white mountains of Denmark

Møns Klint is an outstanding place.
It’s beautiful, dramatic and not without danger.
Weather changes are guilty of many landslides over the years.

Some of the latest landslides:

Sommerspiret, disappeared in 1988.

In 1994, a part of Dronningestolen slipped down to the sea. A French tourist was killed.

A huge landslide happened in 2007, when up to 500,000 cubic meters of chalk, clay and soil together with approx. 100 beech trees slipped 300 meters into the Baltic Sea.

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg: View of Møns Klint and the Sommerspiret.
Danish: Udsigt af Møns Klint og Sommerspiret.
Danish painter, university teacher and visual artist.
Date of birth/death: 2 January 1783 – 22 July 1853.

Carsten Henrichsen: Summer’s Day at Møn’s Cliff
Danish painter.
Date of birth/death: 23 September 1824 – 30 April 1897.

P. C. Skovgaard: View of the sea from Møens Klint.
Danish: Udsigt over havet fra Møens Klint.
Date: 1850.
Danish painter.
Date of birth/death: 4 April 1817 – 13 April 1875.

A living 800 years old cairn

“A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.” ~ Hermann Hesse

A beloved 800 year old oak tree – The Klopstock Oak