Maribo

Falster Kone

Maribo

Maribo was the name for a very rural county in the south east of Denmark. Before the 1970 amalgamation of the traditional counties it consisted of Lolland, Falster and some smaller islands, Fejø, Femø and Askø in the bay north of Lolland. After 1970 this part of Denmark was part of Storstrøms Amt. It's a very flat part of Denmark, so flat that other Danes say this about Lollanders:

"Det var fandens til bjerg, sagde lolliken, han faldt over en kolort":
(That was a hell of a mountain said the Lollander, as he fell over a Cow Paddy)

Map showing old Danish counties (Amt)

Map showing parish outlines within Maribo

Tourism:

The official Visit East Denmark site
Middelaldercentret-- an open air museum showing what life was probably like in the Middle Ages.
Reventlow museum in Vesterborg
Størstroms museums and archives-- maps and lists of archives and museums in the former Størstroms Amt. (Danish only)
Nakskov fjord information -- information about things to see near Nakskov (Danish only)

Østofte church

Above left, a married woman from Falster. Bottom photo, the church in Østofte, by Paula Goodfellow 2004


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I'm happy to add any other useful sites, and to fix broken links. Please report them to Paula Goodfellow.

Page last updated September 3, 2012

 

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