Stevns Klint conceals not only stories of the lives and deaths of past flora and fauna, but also stories of life and death during the Cold War. Until 2000, Stevnsfort was one of Denmark’s and NATO’s most important positions, but now it provides a setting for new experiences.

Above the ground are large radar towers and single buildings, but otherwise there is not much indication of the huge fort beneath the surface. Stevnsfort contains 1.8 kilometres of underground passageways carved out of Stevns Klint.

Around the clock, the personnel were ready to go to war: for 40 years, until 2000, when the fort was closed. Stevns Klint was not only perfect in terms of the view of the Baltic sea it provided. The cliff was also a wise choice as a container for a military bastion. Because, hidden away behind solid layers of chalk, Stevnsfort could withstand a direct attack by a nuclear bomb.

In 2008, the site re-emerged as a museum. Now visitors can enjoy a guided tour back in time, discovering well-preserved elements of military history 18 metres below ground. It is an experience in a league of its own.

At Mandehoved and Stevns Lighthouse Centre you can also see clear traces of the Cold War.