As he walks his traditional rounds in the streets of Ribe

Join the Night Watchman

As he walks his traditional rounds in the streets of Ribe

The Night Watchman in Ribe

Each night during the summer you can join the Night Watchman, when he walks his traditional rounds in the old winding streets of Ribe. The Night Watchman starts his round from the market place in front of Restaurant Weis Stue. From May to October and the week 7 and Easter. Duration approx. 45 minutes. In Danish and English. Free of charge. 

The Night Watchman walks his round

The Night Watchman walks his traditional round every evening during the summer. The tour starts from the market place in front of Weis Stue. It is free to join him. Duration 45 min. 

The Night Watchman

The bell has struck ten o’clock

The last line of the wellknown Night Watchman verse, the 10 o’clock vers  Read the verses, which for centuries would bring joy and comfort to so many.

Gammelt Præg | Vægtertradition

Gammelt Præg - society for preservation of Ribe

Since 1935 when the Night Watchman tradition was revived as a tourist attraction, they have been in charge of hiring, training and paying the Night Watchmen of Ribe.

National Meeting 2010