On 13 November 2022, it is exactly 150 years since Lolland and Falster were ravaged by the devastating storm surge in 1872.
On Lolland and Falster you can talk about a before and after the storm surge. November 13, 1872 is one of the most landmark events in the history of the islands - partly because it was the biggest local catastrophe and tragedy in recent times, partly because it was the beginning of a dike construction and land reclamation project that shaped what Lolland and Falster we know in day. Finally, the storm surge is as current as ever today, with us experiencing storms, floods, extreme rainfall and other wild weather at shorter and shorter intervals.
Throughout 2022, Museum Lolland-Falster marks the 150th anniversary of the Storm River 1872. With a number of events and initiatives, we focus on the Storm River; its prehistory and consequences; the traces it has left in the landscape and the human destinies that were affected by it.
Note: Danish only