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Mønsted Limestone mines

Mønsted Kalkgruber is the world's largest lime pits. Here is a world of experiences that tell of geology, bats and impressive work all done by hand.

Mønsted Limestone mines are closed for the winter season, but will open again in Spring 2023.

You can purchase your ticket online prior to your visit to be guaranteed admission. You can buy your ticket here.

In Mønsted Kalkgruber you can experience a labyrinth of mine tunnels, exciting history, and beautiful nature.

Experiences underground

Explore the illuminated mine tunnels more than 50 meters down, along rippling streams and underground lakes and see where the bats sleep all winter. There is approx. 4 km of paths open to guests of which approx. 2 km are illuminated. Remember the flashlight if you want to explore the dark hallways!

In the mines, the multimedia show plays by the pits' largest lake. The show is shown every half hour and tells the story of the limestone and the pits.

Experiences above ground

Visit the old lime factory and the museum in the old manager's residence. Learn about the history of the limestone mines, about life as a limestone miner and explore the lives of bats.

Take a nice walk in the old limestone quarry. The trip is approx. 1 km long. On the trip you can experience the special nature in the area and see the beautiful view of the lake at the bottom of the limestone quarry.

Quench your hunger and quench your thirst in the cosy Café Kridthuset after your trip around the lime pits.

Next to the café is the bat playground, where the children can climb and play on the 5 bat species that overwinter in the lime pits.

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