Maribo

 

Maribo a central town and old market town in the middle of Lolland with 5,790 inhabitants (2020). It is primarily known as the Cathedral City of Maribo with its majestic old monastery church, Maribo Cathedral, as its landmark. It is also known as the birthplace of the poet priest Kaj Munk. The city is one of the few Danish market towns located inland - without direct sailing connections to waters and seas around Denmark. The market town is surrounded by the Maribo Islands, where in the summer tourist boats sail around to the small islands. From the town's station there is a veteran railway connection, Museumsbanen Maribo-Bandholm, to the small port town Bandholm by Smålandsfarvandet and to Nakskov and Nykøbing F with Lollandsbanen (Local train).

Maribo is characterized by being an old town without much industry. In the southern part of the center there are a number of older city districts with small streets and alleys. At the cathedral there are ruins of Skt. Birgitta Kloster from 1416, which was already in disrepair when Leonora Christina lived here in the late 17th century. Today there is a Catholic church in Maria Gade. Skt. Birgitta Church was built for the Polish beet workers in 1897. Other older buildings are Kapellangården from 1756 and Maribo Town Hall from 1856 on Torvet.

Maribo is a traffic hub on Lolland. The E47 motorway passes Maribo. From the city there are just over eight km to Sakskøbing, just over 13 to Rødby, just over 28 to Nakskov, 26 to Nykøbing Falster and 52 kilometers to Vordingborg. Maribo is the headquarters of Lolland Municipality and belongs to Region Zealand