Automobile and paddelsteamer

Automobile and paddelsteamer

The railway to Ringkøbing opened in 1875, and gave more tourists possibility to visit Søndervig. Already by 1936, the number of visitors was so great that a new main road was lain to Søndervig.

The paddelsteam “Prince Hamlet” owned by L.C Andersen was a frequently used means of transport for tourists going to Søndervig before the modernisation of the car.. During the summer it sailed non stop with room for 350 passangers at the time.

A bus route from Ringkøbing to Søndervig was started in 1920. With only a few departures a day except on very sunny days and Sundays where all workforce was needed to transport all the tourists back and forward.

The first car is said to have arrived in Søndervig about 1905-1906. It was a German car and this meant that the driver was unaware that driving on the small roads in Holmsland was prohibited. The police cautioned them and they were forced to attend a court hearing 3 days later. “ahh” said the driver, “but that means we have reached Søndervig and can spend at least 3 days here!”

Kilde: Lokalhistorisk arkiv, Kloster

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