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The night watchman walks in the old part of the town of Maribo once again 

In former times the night watchman walked in the streets of the town in order to put the oil lamps out, to keep an eye on the houses and the population. The night watchman also looked after the delivery of drunken people to the authorities and the gathering of sick people and the handing over to the closest barber. His task was first of all to sound the alarm and to help people to get their belongings out of the houses in case of a fire. Everybody in the town knew the night watchman, when he walked around with his spiked mace and his watchman lamp.The song of the night watchman should inform the inhabitants of the town that he was in the streets, so they could feel secure for the coming night. But the song also kept the night watchman awake. 

During July and August the job of the night watchman is revived in the old part of the town of Maribo. Night watchman dresses have been sewed according to old designs. They have been made by The Old Working Workshop in Holeby. 

The night watchman does tours in english on:
Thursday July 23rd
Thursday August 13th

Meeting place in front of The Old Town Hall at 9 p.m. The walk lasts about one hour and it costs 50 kroner.

Opening hours
24/06/2015 - 28/08/2015 Wednesday, Friday21:00 -

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4930 Maribo


+45 5478 0496


  • City / Area

    • Lolland-Falster
    • Maribo
    • Sealand, Møn, Lolland-Falster


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    Longtitude : 11.501732117
    Latitude : 54.774056019