Copper engraving of the storm flood 1872

Special event: Stormfloden 1872

We mark the 150th anniversary of Stormfloden 1872 with an event out of the ordinary!

On 13 November 1872, Denmark experienced one of the biggest natural disasters in the country's history, when a rare and powerful hurricane from the east caused the water level in the Baltic Sea to rise to a height of more than 3 metres.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the disaster, Forlaget Epsilon publishes the book "Stormfloden 1872 - When the Baltic Sea drowned Denmark". Here, the two geophysicists and former employees at DMI Peter Aakjær and Erik Buch talk about the unusual circumstances that led to the most defining event in the history of Lolland and Falster.

Museum Lolland-Falster marks the day in collaboration with the authors, Peter Aakjær and Erik Buch, Guldborgsund Municipality and Folketidende with an afternoon filled with good stories and knowledge from the past and present - with a future perspective.

The afternoon offers three exciting lectures, a panel discussion and the launch of the book 'Da Østersøen druknede Danmark'. At the book launch, Forlaget Epsilon offers refreshments, and it is possible to buy the book at a favorable price and have it signed by the authors.

The speakers at the event are:

  • Author and speaker Peter Aakjær, Ph.D. in meteorology and geophysics and former director at DMI.
  • Author Erik Buch, physical oceanographer and leader of several international marine research projects. Former head of department at DMI with responsibility for i.a. storm surge warning.
  • Museum inspector and archaeologist Marie Brinch, Museum Lolland-Falster.
  • Museum inspector and archaeologist Bjørnar Måge, Museum Lolland-Falster.
  • Civil engineer Jacob Lysholdt, head of Nature and Environment in the Center for Technology and Environment, Guldborgsund Municipality.


Place: Folketidende canteen, Tværgade 20, 4800 Nykøbing F.


The event is part of Museum Lolland-Falster's celebration that in 2022 it will be 150 years since Lolland and Falster were hit by the violent storm surge in 1872.


13. November 2022


14:00 - 17:00


Children and adults: DKK. 95,-

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