Sights in West Møn
After a visit to Møns Klint, you'll have to take the same route back into Stege. But there are other attractions in Møn if time remains. From Stege, head south along Route 287 to Grønjægers Høj, an impressive long barrow surrounded by a stone circle, 6km (3 3/4 miles) south of Stege near the hamlet of Æbelnæs. Called "The Hill of the Green Huntsman," it's a Stone Age "passage grave." Nearly 150 large stones surround the megalithic tomb with three chambers, one of the largest such gravesites in all of Scandinavia.
The third church of Møn to have been decorated by the Master of Elmelunde lies in the area. To reach it, continue on Route 287 to Damsholte, then go left on a minor road following the sign to Fanefjord Kirke, Fanefjordkirkevej, Fanefjord (tel. 55-81-70-05). The frescoes in the chancel date from the mid-14th century, but the rest are by the master himself. The cycle of paintings was called Biblia Pauperum, or "Bible of the poor," since many of the peasants who formed the congregation did not read. Most of the themes were taken from the Old and New Testaments, and others are loosely based on Christian legends.
Depicted are the Adoration of the Magi, the Baptism of Jesus, the Birth of Jesus, and the Annunciation, among other subjects. The Slaughter of the Innocents is particularly moving. The most fun and amusing fresco is St. George and the Dragon. In the choir arch are some frescoes from the High Gothic period, around the mid-14th century, depicting St. Martin and St. Christopher, among other subjects, with St. Christopher seen carrying Christ across a fjord. The imagination that went into these frescoes shows amazing creativity and massive talent, and the refinement of color is also a remarkable achievement. They are well worth the detour here to reach them. The Gothic-styled church is open Monday to Saturday 7am to 4pm; admission is free.
One final attraction remains for Møn, and it's actually an island unto itself. The island of Bogø at the southwestern edge of Møn is reached by continuing along Route 287. A causeway leads to what is called "The Island of Mills." Once many mills peppered the little island, but now there's only one remaining, Bogø Molle, which was constructed in 1852 and looks like a windmill from Holland.
Other than its bucolic charm, there isn't a lot to see and do on Bogø, but it has some of the most unspoiled scenery around and makes for a satisfying drive.
In the little hamlet, you can pass by a medieval village church with some late-15th-century murals, but you will have seen better and more intriguing churches if you've already toured Møn. It isn't necessary to return to Møn to get back to Zealand. You can drive straight through Bogø until you come to the Farø bridges, which will connect you with Copenhagen in the north or to Falster in the south.
As you approach the ramp to the bridges, you'll see the Farobroen Welcome Center, with a cafeteria, money-exchange office, and toilets, and at the tourist kiosk here you can pick up brochures about Denmark if you wish to continue your journey into other parts of the country.
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