Author: monsted

Walking in the landscape above the caves you will see some characteristic depressions of the surface of the area, for instance in the area above the cave entrance. At some places the sink holes have developed as...


If you walk the tunnel leading East from the head entrance you will after  25 and 40 metres see fault lines in the limestone sloping 45° towards East. The fault lines are easy to find because they...


On top of the rock cap there is a 100 meter thick layer of chalk from the youngest Cretaceous and above that 75 metres of limestone from the Danien age, the oldest age of the Tertiary. The...


The limestone of the Caves of Mønsted dates back to the same period as the limestone of Bulbjerg and the upper parts of Stevns Klint. That the limestone of Mønsted reaches the surface is due to a...


From late medieval times until the 1820´s no big changes took place in the caves. From a hole formed like a shaft you gained access to the limestone. A ”hewer” loosened the limestone and the ”carriers” transported...


As the inhabitants of Mønsted became Christians more than 1000 years ago they at the same time got them selves a new extra source of income, ”lime quarrying and lime burning”. The new religion required churches preferably...


The violinist Anker Buch was the owner of the Mønsted Limestone Caves from 1981 until the state took over the caves. Not only Anker Buch but also other wellknown artists started arranging concerts in the caves and...


In 1997 the Danish Nature Agency acquired the Limestone Caves of Mønsted. The acquisition was directly caused by the owners closure of the caves in 1995 those having been open to visitors for many years.This was regarded...


In the tunnels you can observe an approximately 25 cm thick layer of flint in the layered limestone. This is the so called layered flint that you can see at 1 metre intervals. The layers of flint...


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