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Stormfloden 1872

Although it was hit much harder along other coasts on the Sydhvas Islands, the storm surge in 1872 also had major consequences for Nysted and the surrounding area. Below is an excerpt:

The text is from: Stormfloden paa Lolland-Falster 1872 - Eyewitness accounts - Collected and published by Knud Hansen

Lolland: The eastern part of Lolland was not as exposed to the full force of the storm surge as Falster, as it was sheltered from the north-east wind; and furthermore the terrain there is somewhat higher than in Vestlolland.

Nysted: In Nysted itself, the lock was torn away, and the water penetrated and washed away a whole series of bridges and put the Pile Dam and the beach promenade under water, so that the residents had to flee neck and neck - most through the windows - and leave their belongings in the ditch. The harbor area was also under water, and timber and dinghies floated around among each other in a sinful confusion. Aalholm Park and the surrounding area were flooded, so the castle had to be abandoned.

On Rødsand beached a Brig “Alfred” of Swinemünde, led by Skipper H. Mau. Crew and cargo were rescued to Nysted.
It was impossible to bring help to the distressed farm at this time; A message was sent to Nysted for a dinghy, and in it some men sailed through the forest; but when they were going from the edge of the forest to the farm, the wave was still so strong that they had to give it up.

Nysted fun facts

Did you know that up until the 17th century, Nakskov was the only town on Lolland and Falster that was bigger than Nysted?

Events and arrangements in Nysted

June 2024

13june19:0021:00Life in the medieval city, Nysted Library

15june15:0018:00Concert: Opera Perler, Villa Marina

16june15:0016:30Concert: Local Vocal's anniversary concert, Nysted Church

July 2024

20june(June 20)13:0029Aug(Aug 29)16:00Tour of the Museum, Museum Aarestrup's house

20june(June 20)14:0029Aug(Aug 29)16:00Open museum: Discover and play, the Organ Museum

30juneAll dayWhat else is happening in Nysted? - Forwarding to KultuNaut

August 2024

20june(June 20)13:0029Aug(Aug 29)16:00Tour of the Museum, Museum Aarestrup's house

20june(June 20)14:0029Aug(Aug 29)16:00Open museum: Discover and play, the Organ Museum

01Aug17:0018:30Kaminpassiar, Skomagergården

Nysted fun facts

Did you know that when you live in Guldborgsund Municipality you can enter the local libraries outside their opening hours?