is about Vikings, kings, queens, floods and fires

Ribe's dramatic history

is about Vikings, kings, queens, floods and fires

Ribes History

 

 

With its outstanding status as Denmark's oldest and best preserved town, Ribe offers a unique atmosphere. Ribe is one of the few towns in Denmark, which still has a beautifully preserved medieval town centre with old half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and a cathedral as the crucial centre point. Throughout Ribe, there are details which in most other towns vanished long ago. To wander through the old town is to travel back though time. As evidenced by the numerous memorial plaques, many of the beautiful buildings can be linked to famous people and certain periods of the thousand-year history of the town.

Ribes History

Ribe's dramatic history is about Vikings, kings, queens, bishops, traitors, witches, floods and fires. 

The traces of the vikings

The great period of Ribe

Well-preserved medieval town

Time line

Ribe Cathedral

St. Catharinæ Abbey & Monastary

Cultural heritage in Ribe

Jacob A. Riis, Ribe

Famous Ribe personages

Several individuals of greater and lesser fame have lived for a time in Ribe. Read more here Historical characters, Scholared citizens and Ribes inventors.