54° 57’ 58.70” N – 12° 33’ 2.85” E
Peregrine Falcon Safari /
Fastest animal in the world
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world. It is a particularly fascinating bird of prey that can reach speeds of over 300 km/h. It hunts its prey by catching up to it in the air or by performing impressive dives from a high altitude. The peregrine falcon is a stylish creature that inspires immediate awe. Danish ornithologists were therefore thrilled when the peregrine falcon began breeding at Møns Klint again after abandoning it for three decades due to DDT and other environmental toxins. Møns Klint is a typical breeding ground for peregrine falcons, which prefer steep and hard-to-reach cliff precipices. It may be the security of the cliff that makes the bird demonstrate a rare indifference to human presence. The spectacular Møns Klint is one of the most popular attractions in Denmark. The white chalk cliffs have a 128-metre vertical drop from the edge of the beech forest straight down towards the Baltic Sea.
Møns Klint extends seven kilometres along the coast and forms the peak of the 70 million year-old chalk foundation. Because the white and porous chalk is constantly eroded by the sea and rainwater, landslides are inevitable. Most occur in the winter and in 2007 a peninsula running almost 400 metres out into the sea was formed. The chalk also contains flint, which creates a dark shoreline that runs like a narrow strap along the water. Five-hundred steps down the slope, there is an ongoing souvenir hunt for petrified remains of prehistoric octopuses, sea urchins and mussels. Visitors have even found a dinosaur tooth here.
Geocenter Møns Klint is also found here. A modern museum on Denmark's geological history, where visitors meet extinct dinosaurs, see how the chalk cliff plunges down to the sea and follow the peregrine falcon in flight. Geocenter Møns Klint also arranges mountain bike and running trips to the most interesting natural attractions. You can even follow the peregrine falcons on Nils Peter Andreasen's blog. Today, the falcon flock is stable and growing. The falcon is called Vandrefalk in Danish.
Follow E47 to Faröbroerne. Continue east on route 287 to the end of the road (44 km).
No 34 PEREGRINE FALCON / MØNS KLINT
GOOD TO KNOW
- Activity: Peregrine falcon safari
- Location: Møns Klint, Denmark
- Season: April-October
- Degree of difficulty: Everyone is welcome.
- Other facts: In addition to nature, Møn offers a rich cultural history. The island has been inhabited for millennium and is the home to one of the best-preserved prehistoric ramparts in Denmark. Don't miss the pleasant beaches and the Liselund Park with Liselund Palace.
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