Night Watchmen & Haderslev Night Watchmen's Museum

Photo: Dea Sivertsen

Højgade 6

6100 Haderslev


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Guided tour with the night watchmen

During the 13th century various night watch guilds emerged in many Danish towns. They were meant to upkeep peace and order in the streets of the city at night, as well as to extinguish fires.

You can experience the night watchmen in Haderslev, on their evening tour through the old streets of the city every tuesday and thursday (week 26-36). The night watchmen walks starting from the cathedral at 8.30pm and the entire tour takes about 1 hour. The night watchmen wear a uniform and weapons, which have been modeled on a night watch uniform from 18th century. Adults DKK 40,- Children until 14 years old are free.

Guided tour of the old historical cellars in Haderslev

  • November 21st from 7.00pm - 8.00pm at the Cathedral
  • January 16th from 7.00pm - 8.00pm at Restaurant Tappo
  • February 20th from 7.00pm - 8.00pm at Højgade 6

Denmark's first Night Watchmen's Museum

On selected dates you can get a special experience in Haderslev. At Højgade 6, in the basement of the city's old police station there is a little museum where you can discover the story of Haderslev Night Watchmen. In the exhibition there are various props that tell the history of a Night Watchman's life, and you can see some of the tools that have been used to torture and mutilated prisoners over time.  



Højgade 6

6100 Haderslev

Opening hours

23 Jun 20 / 03 Sep 20

Tue, Thu

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