Stevns Klint, A Coastal Walk On Copenhagen’s Doorstep

As Copenhagen goes down a gear or two for the Autumn holidays, the locals are heading for the capital’s international airport, queuing for something that can make up for a lost summer. For us left behind, the prospect of another damp, grey week seems unbearable and yet on Copenhagen’s doorstep there is joy to be found. Just 84 minutes from Copenhagen Central Station to the small coastal town of Rødvig, a UNESCO World Heritage site awaits. Stevns Klint facing a graphite Baltic Sea, is a unique geological site that still bears testimony of the catastrophic collision of the Chicxulub meteorite off the coast of Mexico some 65 million years ago causing massive destruction.

Treading the Trampesti

Geologists are not the only ones heading for the chalk and fossil layered cliffs. Ramblers have been treading the coastal path, Trampesti, for years. Stretching from Rødvig to Bøgeskov, a blissful 21km. walk awaits with luscious farmland, thatched hamlets, a chalk quary and a sea that chimmers from tourquis to grey in the blink of an eye. The walk will take you from the beach to the top of 40m. cliffs offering stunning views of Southern Zealand. The region is also blessed with its own brewery, with one ale named after the coastal path. Enjoy one of Stevns Brewery selection of beers at Rødvig Inn and take in the landscape.

Getting there: S-trains Line A to Køge from Copenhagen Central Station and the 210R train from Køge to Rødvig.

Content & Image credits: Phillip Mills

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