Stevns Klint Trampesti

Photo: Mads Tolstrup

Trampestien is a unique hiking trail stretching 22 kilometers along Stevns Klint, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Along the hiking trail, you can experience wild nature, fantastic views, and the cozy local environment in Stevns.

There is plenty of visual delight when you embark on a hike along the Trampestien. The route is located on top of Stevns Klint, which in some places stretches up to 40 meters above sea level. As you follow the route, you will come close to the edge of the cliff in several places, where you are met with an unparalleled view of the sea and the cliff.

The route features several captivating historical monuments from both modern times and prehistory. In several places along the path, there are stairs leading directly down to the pebble beach. Here, you can get up close to the cliff and, among other things, see the 66-million-year-old layer of fish clay, which stands as a testament to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Trampestien is suitable for all hikers regardless of level, and is one of the most scenic hiking routes you can take in Southern Zealand.

Stevns Klint Trampesti

Photo:Christian Lindgren

Storytelling at your own pace

Trampestien and Stevns Klint are two pieces of history themselves, but along the scenic hiking trail, you can see many more pieces of local Danish history.

At Højerup stands an old church, which was built around the year 1250, but slowly over time the edge of the cliff began to move further and further inland. Over time, the sea ate more and more of the cliff, so in 1910 the use of the church was abandoned, and in 1928 the choir fell into the water. Today, there is a formidable viewing post where the choir once stood.

Long before Stevns Klint was a UNESCO World Heritage site, it was used as a natural resource. On Trampestien, you may pass by the decommissioned Boesdal limestone quarry. The quarry was open between the years of 1914 and 1978. The quarry closed in 1978, but in 2022, life was revived in the area when Stevns Klint Experience was launched. The experience center disseminates knowledge about the cliff and the prehistoric life that once existed where the center now stands, and which you can also find in the cliff. With its interactive exhibition, there is something to be explored for both adults and children.

At the other end of Trampestien, you can come up close to the former military base, Stevnsfortet. Stevnsfortet is located between Rødvig and Højerup, and is carved into Stevns Klint. Fortet was built between 1950 and 1953 and was Denmark's fist against the east during the cold war. For 40 years, the place was manned and ready for combat, and there were still personnel on the base in the year 2000, when it was closed down. The fort was reopened to the public in 2008, and today it is a museum, where you can virtually step directly into the Cold War.

Højerup gl. kirke

Photo:Mads Tolstrup

9 highlights on the route

The experiences along Stevns Klint Trampesti lie one after another. With beautiful natural areas, local harbors, and major attractions, there is something for everyone.

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Rødvig
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Rødvig

Rødvig town is unique in terms of its history and charming harbour and town life. You’ll be fascinated by both the history and development of the town and countryside.

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Stevns Klint Experience

Of all the places on this colossal planet, Stevns Klint is the best place to see evidence of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Travel back in time to when one dramatic event changed everything.

Boesdal Quarry
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Boesdal Quarry

Boesdal Quarry was closed in the late 70s and Stevns municipality later took over ownership.

In 2010, a group of local fire souls of Stevns to utilize the area better and simultaneously provide maint...

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Stevnsfortet undergrund
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Stevnsfort Cold War Museum

The fort Stevnsfortet was located on the very frontline – Denmark and NATO’s secret element of defence during the Cold War. A story you may remember, but don’t really know! Visit the Cold War Museum in South Zealand. 

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Hoejerup Old Church
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Hoejerup Old Church

The church was built by a boater in distress who promised to build a chapel if he was saved.

The church is located on the 30 m. high cliff. It was consecrated in 1357 , but the sea undermined the cliff...

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Stevns Lighthouse
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Stevns Lighthouse

The lighthouse of Stevns is a unique, historical monument. It is 27 m. high and situated at the eged of the Cliff of Stevns, 42 m. above the see.

It offers a magnificent view og the flat, cultural land...

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Flagbanken natural campside
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Flagbanken natural campside

Flagbanken, near Stevns Nature Centre, offers basic campsite facilities where you can spend the night for free. There is also a shelter (for 6-8 people) which can be booked via the Digital Outdoor Gui...

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Holtug Chalk Quarry
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Holtug Chalk Quarry

Until 1972, Holtug Chalk Quarry, was active. In 1991 the pit was sold to the state who made it into a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

In the pit you can find a broad variety of rare and ...
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Boegeskov yachtharbour
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Boegeskov yachtharbour

Bøgeskov Yachthabour

Very nicely located - with a nice beach.

Beautiful and tranquil surroundings - forest. Navigable at night (2 red lights in the fairway). From mid-May to October, water depth 1.70 ...

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Transport along Trampestien

If you don't want to walk the same route back and forth, there are both opportunities for a refreshing bike ride or to hop on the free electric bus, operated by Andel. Read more below.