Mønsted Kalkgruber is located in the middle of Jutland just an hour's drive from the east and west coasts. Here, visitors can walk in the deep mine tunnels, a giant maze with 60 km of mine tunnels. 2 km are illuminated, where you can experience the silent underground world with large crystal clear lakes and rippling brooks that twist between the limestone columns.
Underground Multimedia Show
At the huge lake in the mine, a multimedia show about the mine and lime history is played twice an hour. The film is projected onto the rough walls.
The mine train leaves from the lime works, down in the open breach, through the gate, into the limestone mountain and ends at the underground cinema. The trip costs 20 DKK. Two-way and has several seats for the disabled. The train drives from 15 May to 15 August
Up until 1980, Kalkgruber was a limestone mine with an associated lime plant. The old limekiln is today a museum and here it is possible to eat a packed lunch. Here you can see exhibitions and films about geology and bats.
Around 18,000 bats overwinter in the mines. Especially in the spring and autumn chances are good for seeing the small, winged creatures. You are welcome to bring along a flashlight which will improve your chances of spotting a bat.
After a nice walk in the mines, you can refresh yourself in the adjoining café that offers both delicious food and beverages.
We look forward to welcoming you to a unique experience in the world's largest limestone quarry!