Ribe's Attractions

Ribe Cathedral, the town’s prominent landmark. Take a look inside at Carl Henning Pedersen’s modern decorations and enjoy the view from Borgertårnet (Commoners’ Tower). Visit also the Cathedral Museum.

Visit Ribes Vikinger (Ribe Viking Museum) to learn how the town was founded in the year 700 and how it has developed over time.

Jacob A. Riis Museum tells the story of Jacob A. Riis of almost hitting rock bottom in the worst of New York's neighbourhoods, and the story of how toil, the will to create a better society and belief in himself turned the boy from Ribe into what the President called "the ideal American".

Step into the world of the Vikings at Ribe VikingeCenter (Ribe Viking Centre). Ribe as it was in the Viking Age has been reconstructed and brought back to life - the result will appeal to all your senses.

Come to Vadehavscentret (Wadden Sea Centre) and learn all about Denmark’s new Wadden Sea National Park. Visit the marshes, look at the Wadden Sea or take a trip to the island of Mandø.

Step into Ribe Kunstmuseum (Ribe Art Museum) and enjoy a quiet moment among the many stunning works in the museum’s unique collection of Danish art from 1750-1950.

Visit the abbey of Sct. Catharinæ and take a walk around the idyllic abbey garden where time seems to stand still.

Other attractions in Ribe worth a visit include the Det Gamle Rådhus (Old Town Hall) and Rådhussamlingen (Town Hall Collection), as well as the Kannikegaarden and Taarnborg buildings.

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Arts and crafts

Throughout time, the Wadden Sea and the marshland have had a particular appeal for artists and art craftsmen.