Bulbjerg Skumring

Bulbjerg Bird Cliff and Bunker

Photo: VNJ

Bulbjerg is Jutland's only cliff, which is 47 meters above sea level and is also called for "The Shoulder of Jutland". Besides providing an amazing view over the North Sea, the limestone cliff is also the home to many different bird species.

Bulbjerg is the only cliff in Denmark and the area is often referred to as the shoulder of Jutland (due to how it looks on a map). The cliff is also the only bird cliff in Denmark. If the weather is clear you will have a view of Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse and Hanstholm from the top of the cliff.

Besides giving an amazing view of the North Sea, the limestone cliff is home to many different bird species, including kittiwakes, common puffins and northern fulmars.

Bulbjerg is constantly exposed to erosion by the violent waves of the North Sea, which engulfs large pieces of limestone and spreads it out onto the shores next to Bulbjerg.

 

The Bunkers in North Jutland

Photo: Christian Faber
The history of Bulbjerg
Originally, Bulbjerg was an island surrounded by the ocean, which covered large parts of Thy, and in the Viking Ages, the rock was used as a point of orientation, which showed where the entrance to the North Sea was. At the time, the Vikings sailed from Aggersborg up the Limfjord towards Vust and finally Bulbjerg, but in the 12th century, this route was buried by sand and made the Limfjord a fjord.

In the year of 1907, a beach hotel was also built near Bulbjerg. But the Germans occupied it and built a radio and radar station. They then chose to blow the beach hotel up when the Second World War ended, since it could be used as a point of orientation from the sea.