From our last stop at the Dodekalitten we drove on towards the island of Møn. On the way there, we had already seen a great windmill on the journey. However, our stopover here was rather superfluous. The visit of the mill is only possible on a few days a year. Today, of course, not.
As soon as we arrive on Møn, we see a great, bright white church from far away. We want to take a closer look and therefore stop at the Fanefjord Kirke. Only afterwards we learn that this is one of the three churches with frescoes by the Elmelunde Master and that the paintings date from the 14th and 15th centuries. The actual name of the artist is not known. However, his frescoes in Elmelunde, Keldby and just in Fanefjord are widely known.
Even our mouse looks at the ceilings here in amazement. But maybe only because they are not as boring white as at home…
But we can’t stay here for very long. It is already noon and we are all hungry.
Our experience of the last few days has taught us that harbors in Denmark are a good place to stop for meals and good views. The place name “Hårbølle Havn” just a few kilometers down the road sounds promising. You probably couldn’t have guessed better here, we park with a super view and enjoy coffee, kanelsnegel and milk in bright sunshine.
So strictly speaking, we also wanted so cool sandwiches, as the people before us from the kiosk have carried. Unfortunately, they seem to have just bought the last sandwiches from under our noses. Instead, we got these excellent Danish Kanelsnegel as a gift - also good!
Oh, sitting here in the sun like this, we really like it. But it all helps nothing. We still have to go on to our campsite. We do not want to spend the night here wildly.
Camp Møns Klint
Arrived at Camp Møns Klint we stop directly in front of the reception of the place and are a little surprised how hilly it is here. We are allowed to choose a pitch completely free. Actually we wanted to go to the deep sky area. The steep forest road up into the forest, but now looks somewhat unsuitable for our vehicle. We decide to explore the meadow on the other side of the road and find a small oasis where we are almost alone.
Apart from us, there are only two other caravans here, of which only one was briefly inhabited. For the parking ceremony, we take our time despite the ample space. The reason? We have to align our rear windows so that the view is at its best. Lying on our bed in the back now, we can see the lake, while the other caravans are invisible to us.
It’s time to start a new tradition: Our camper breakfast. The only important and absolutely indisputable ingredient for this: Scrambled eggs!
The next morning, freshly refreshed, we set off for a hike along the chalk cliffs of Møn. After all, that’s why we’re here.
The path starts right next to our campsite through a gate and leads quickly to a forest path. While the path is quite wide at the beginning, it becomes a little narrower over time, until it ends up being a winding path through dense forest.
When our mouse is not sleeping, she watches the moving leaves of the trees with fascination. From the sling she has everything in view. So it goes for some time along the top of the cliffs until you reach a staircase.
This leads down to the beach and the sea. We want to see the Danish chalk cliffs from this side, of course, so the stairs must be.
The stairs are much longer than you can see in the photos. Should you ever be here on a rainy day - so like us - then pay attention to the steps. They can be quite slippery! Around some corners and angles it goes from level to level deeper until we can see the sea at the end.
The beach itself consists of pebbles of various sizes. We already know these from Stevns Klint. These are similar chalk cliffs we here, only much closer to Copenhagen and not quite as high. There we have been last year already with the bicycles.
Only if one stands down at the water, one can guess correctly, how high coast is actually located here. Our hike leads us now always along the sea below the cliffs to the Geocenter Møns Klint. There is theoretically also an exhibition about the area here. We prefer, however, the small Einkehrschwung in the café.
Every time you walk around one of the rocks again, there is a new sight. Simply a great landscape and definitely worth a visit. For those who stayed in Germany, if you don’t want to drive quite so far to get here and still want to see such a landscape, you should try Rügen.
Geologically, the chalk cliffs on Rügen are identical to those here at Møns Klint. Both formations were formed by the same geological processes. In the Cretaceous period, the two areas were part of a sea that had a lot of limestone deposits. Erosion then created these impressive cliffs.
So the last thing that remains is a staircase again. Who came down over a stair, must probably also again over one up. It’s just stupid that this one is already quite under water. Why has no one warned us? We almost had our wedding photos taken here last year. That would have gone completely wrong… Whenever the waves hold back for a short moment, the water releases a few stones, which are just enough to reach the stairs dry-footed with big steps and a hearty jump. For me, at least. Anne got her feet wet anyway.
We’ll have to practice the timing again.
Back up on the path, we continue to enjoy the view of the rocks and make our way laboriously up the stairs. Somehow we probably thought it was a great idea to have been on Denmark’s longest staircase. That is exactly this one. Darn exhausting, if you have to carry up photo equipment and a child.
From the very top you have another magnificent panoramic view of the rocks under which we were just walking.
Well, and then the hiking trail really spits us out again right at our campsite. Once around the tree still and already our car is to be seen. And as you can see, we are really almost alone here at our oasis. Meanwhile, both caravans are probably no longer inhabited.
The next day we go down to the beach again. We knew already yesterday that this beach section is visited with pleasure by fossil seekers, however, we did not know what one must look for here now exactly. So we searched the internet in the evening and studied example pictures of different types of fossils that could be found here. With this knowledge we go down to the stony beach one more time today. This time in the hope to find some fossils.
Especially the beginning of the search was very tedious. When you search along a gravel beach for pebble-sized, stone-like objects, it’s really not much different than looking for a needle in a haystack. So it was only after more than an hour that we spotted the first fossil candidates. But then it goes blow by blow. Once the knot was broken, now every few minutes new stones appear, which are somehow different from the rest. We put the stones in for a close inspection. We can still decide tonight in the car whether they are really fossils.
By the way, collecting fossils is explicitly allowed on this beach. Only particularly well preserved or large finds have to be reported to the geocenter. But there you can also have all your fossils determined.
Campadventure — Skovtårnet
On the way back we had picked out another highlight for our mouse: the Skovtårnet. A winding tower that leads up in the forest to above the treetops and should offer a great view over a typical Danish forest. Doof was only that for the entrance a Coronapas was necessary. So at the time then still a current negative test. We were not prepared for this and unfortunately had to turn back. Where to go? Our plan was to spend a whole afternoon in the forest?
A look at the map reveals that nearby is the Præstø Fjord. No idea if this is good, we just go there.
Arrived the Præstø Fjord welcomes us with lots of sunshine and a beautiful view. So here we quickly have the fresh berries that we bought on the way, coffee, cappucino and milk and then an ice cream. And thanks to this detour, the day is now almost over and we drive back home.
The unloading then goes surprisingly fast. Nevertheless, we are glad that we had decided to go back already today. Our camper is still rented until tomorrow, but we have to drive it then until 10 o’clock still a scarce hour to the rental. The return trip, the unloading and the way back to the lender would then be really stressful.
Instead, we do another city trip to Køge the next day on the way back by train. We have visited Køge several times and it just remains a cozy little suburb.
And this was the rest of our route: