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Ribe VikingeCenter, Ribe

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 240 reviews on the web
Step back to an age of exploration, discovery, and trade at Ribe VikingeCenter. 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. A visit to Ribe VikingeCenter represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Esbjerg tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • If we do not leave out, but so not worth spending hours to travel, small little attractions. And there are a lot of other néznivaló nearby, soon enough you can walk around, of course, is a gift shop and Café, a pleasant environment, view beautiful:)
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  • This is a good visit on a rainy day. English translation was nice for parts of this however majority of it was in Danish. About a 30 minute visit for 70$ Kroner. 
  • We visited this center during our summer holidays in Denmark. I have 2 kids (8 and 4) and they really enjoyed the different activities, we bought the additional ticket for activities and that it is wo...  read more »
  • greatly enjoyed my afternoon here. There was a market on where people were making items for sale in the traditional ways. The buildings are superbly presented. Staff and volunteers friendly and full of information. Highly recommend a visit.
  • You can see and go into impressive viking house reconstructions. Furthermore, when i was there they had two falconers who showed their skills. Very beautiful place that is worth a visit. Also, the reenactment people there were in a good mood for a chat about the crafts they did.
  • Lovely park, we were there last year on the end of the season. So it was a bit quiet. The people were friendly and eager to share their knowledge. The park was lovely too see and had an aura of peace and so. It was the first time i heard a viking sing, "don't worry be happy" XD. Only downsize i can mention. That some books are only in German or Danish. I loved the book with building plans how to make a viking bed for example. But i don't read German and so... So a shame some books weren't in more languages.
  • Great place for the entire family. Looks very authentic. My kids loved it.
  • Awesome Viking village/outdoor museum, just outside Ribe. This is a historical park, not a mini Disney World. Reenactors, animals, houses all replicate life 1000 years ago. Full immersion experience, kids will love it. Ribe is a great town, beautiful, easy to get around on bike or walking, super clean, nice people, you will be hard pressed to find a Dane who doesnt speak fluent English. Everyone very helpful and nice. Highly recommended. Viking museum is in town, and worth a visit too.
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