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.
|13.02 - 18.02||8 o'clock|
|10.04 - 17.04||8 o'clock|
|01.05. - 31.05
(not 12+13/5 2017)
|01.06. - 31.08||8 and 10 o'clock|
|01.09. - 21.10||8 o'clock|
Who is behind it
It is Gammelt Præg - A society for the preservation of Ribe who is behind The Night Watchmen. 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. The Society also provides the Watchmen with the traditional uniforms, lanterns, spiked mace and so on.
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.