Ristinge Klint, the Peninsula

Ristinge Klint is at its highest point 30 m above sea level and the unique scenery is an addition to the fantastic view.

Here are several rare plants and insects living, which are specialised in the particularly hot and dry climate found in this south-facing peninsula. North and west of the peninsula one can find  a lot of birds in the wildlife reserve. Furthermore, there is a series of meadows in this area.

The cliff is unique in Europe. Here are tracks from the ice ages. Particularly evident are the white sand cliffs. It consists almost entirely of mineral quartz and was formed by glacial cold polar winds. Layers in Ristinge Klint are at stake. The ice layer has pushed up soil layers up into large flakes. Layers of moraine clay are harder than the layers of sand, so they appear as ridges in the cliff. The sea takes the sand from the cliff and deposits it further down the coast to the south forming large sand dunes.

There is access to the cliff and the beach via the car park and paths. There are trails along the cliff and it is possible to walk around the peninsula on the coast at the north side. The beach is one of the best beaches on Langeland.

Areas surrounded with a red line are owned by the Forest and Nature Agency.

Sections of the Geodatastyrelsen's map material are reproduced in accordance with permission G18/1997.