Ribe Vikinge Center, Ribe

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#1 of 13 in Museums in Esbjerg
Step back to an age of exploration, discovery, and trade at Ribe Vikinge Center. As you walk through the grounds of this historical site, you will learn about the basics of Viking life, including how they harvested, shopped, cooked, and played. Start at the marketplace from 710 CE where merchants from all over Denmark come to sell leather, bones, glass, and jewelry. In Ribe town, which represents life in 825 CE, you can meet inhabitants and craftsmen, such as the shoemaker and carpenter. Don't miss the Manor farm from 980 CE, where you will learn about the farming techniques and daily chores of Vikings life. You may be lucky enough to spot a Viking warrior or one on horseback riding through the town. You may also enjoy archery lessons and coin minting. Keep in mind that many of the actors here only speak Danish. Plan my trip to Esbjerg with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Recreation of a Viking Village with all the details and different activities, I loved it and the kids also!
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  • Ok, it was closed (meaning that there is nobody at the entrance) but it was possible to go in. Nice representation of a Viking village, with animals (cows still present despite closed). Very nice buil...  more »
  • We were visiting with my company and experienced many things. Among other well-told story about Vikings and their actions in Denmark. We got tasted Mead and made some Viking jewelry. Last but not least, there was a show with birds of prey, so the kids were allowed to keep an OWL (big). It was a good day:-)
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  • This is a nice experience where you can learn about the findings in Jutland about viking settlements in history that have been recreated here in Ribe. There seems to be some care in creating an accurate representation of the environment and there are nice descriptions of different structures and practices throughout the facilities. We really enjoyed visiting and learning some of the history. For families it seems there are a number of activities as well to entertain the children, as well as "viking" children running around! They also have numerous livestock scattered along the village which proved to be a longer distraction for us than we expected. If the weather is nice, this is a great place to learn a bit of viking history and enjoy the outdoors at the same time.
  • Nice and interesting depending on what specials they offer that week. Good for about two hours tops. Restaurant is very eager to put a lot of veggies on everything: whether you order the sausages or the sandwich.
  • Excellent visit, well worth the journey. They have archeologists on the staff and lots of useful information for all ages. Must visit for any Viking enthusiast!
  • Very interactive experience for the complete family. Children (9 and 12) were super enthusiastic.
  • Lovely museum, nice people who'll explain anything to you, worth your while

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