Ribes history dates back to the Viking Age

Ribe in the Viking Age

Ribes history dates back to the Viking Age

Ribe in the Viking Age

 

 

In the year 700 the Vikings founded a marketplace, which through its 1300 years long history has evolved into today's Ribe, Denmark's oldest town.
The Museum Ribes Vikinger - explain how it all began in the year 700 and show the city's development through time until 18th century. Ribe VikingeCenter - here the viking age has been reconstructed and brought to life - so all your senses come into play.

1300 years ago

Ribes history dates back to the Viking Age and in the 8th century the town started out as a market place by the water - an ideal starting point for seaborne viking raids.

Visit the museum Ribes Vikinger and get an impression of the city's fascinating history from the founding to year 1700. Thousands of finds from excavations in the area confirm the life of the vikings and the trading in Europe.

At Ribe VikingeCenter you step into the world of the vikings. Here the viking age has been reconstructed and brought to life - so all your senses come into play.

The traces of the Vikings

Close to the market place, which was founded in year 700, traces of permanent settlements have been found from around year 710. Read more about the Vikings and life at the market place in the 8th century here.