13°40´ east longitude, 54°20´ north latitiude [ map ]
Sellin, Rügen, Germany, Europa
Geological relevance of location
The cliffs of the Isle of Rügen consist of Cretaceous limestone. The calcareous residues of unicellular algae formed a mud on the seafloor during the warm Late Cretaceous. This only slightly consolidated mud was then pushed into mounds by the glaciers of the following ice ages. The Baltic Sea then formed the limestone cliffs.
Classification of the earth
Geoscientific Collections Section of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources,
Geological Survey of Lower Saxony,