Højerup Old Church


Højerup 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 , and in 1928 overthrew the choir in the sea. The rest of the church is secured by underpinning .

Acc. the narrative moves the church to a tiny step further into the country every Christmas night . The last service was held in 1910. You can stand inside the church and look out over the sea through a door.

Since the church was built around 1250 had the edge of the cliff approached ruthlessly . According to local legend the church moved every Christmas night a tiny step towards the country, but it was not enough to save it.

In the 1600s the cliff started to chip away at the cemetery with the macabre result coffins and skeletons sticking out of the cliff. In 1910 they gave up to use the church, it would take another 18 years before fate caught up building.

The partially ruined church quickly became a major attraction . In the course of three days visited around 40,000 people Højerup . They were fascinated by the unusual sight of a torn church and what was left of the choir, altar , coffins and skeletons on the beach . Quite soon after the crash , it was decided to reinforce the church against further slides . Today towering church proudly at the extreme edge of the cliff , and it vanished choir has been replaced by an observation deck that provides a great view of the cliff and sea .

The church was built in Romanesque style in the year 1250.

On 16 March 1928 at five o'clock in the morning there was a cliff collapses at Højerup . It's happened before and since , but this cliff collapses was special because it took the chorus from Højerup old. Church into the fall . '

If you wish to visit churches outside the opening hours
(Easter - autumn holiday ) must be corrected inquiry ask for Bo Henriksen on 2830 1016

Besides the mentioned opening hours keep the church open by appointment .

Out of season contact tel : 56,503,075th

Obs. You must pay tax on p kr.30 . - On parking at the church and the museum. This fee goes to hold memorial grove and surrounding areas

Opening hours
06/04/2013 - 27/10/2014 Monday - Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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Højerup gamle kirke
4660 Store Heddinge


+45 56503688


  • Access

    • from sunrise to sunset (Fra påske til og efterårsferien)
  • City / Area

    • Sealand, Møn, Lolland-Falster
    • Stevns
  • General facilities

    • outdoor parking - surcharge
  • Price level

    • free

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  • Coordinates

    Longtitude : 12.446182
    Latitude : 55.279126