The Night Watchman goes his traditional round almost every evening during the summer season. The tour starts from the market place in front of Restaurant Weis Stue. It is free to join him. Duration approx. 45 min.
In the old days it was the job of the watchman to keep the peace at night and in Ribe he also had to warn the population of impending floods. The modern police slowly took over, and the Night Watchmen in Ribe ended their work in 1902.
In 1932 it was decided to take up the Night Watchman tradition as a tourist attraction.
The tours are in danish and english.
The Night Watchman rounds start on June 15th and only with an audience of 49. Stickers are handed out to the first 49 according to the first-come, first-served principle. Registration is not possible.
After July 8, the watchman is allowed to go with 99 listeners and after August 8, the figure is up to 199.
The rounds take place every day at 20.00 and 22.00 until August 31th and from September 1 - October 17 only at 20.00.