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Ribe VikingeCenter, Ribe

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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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  • Great day - a step back in time. Historic hands getting that feel for how the Vikings lived. See How they lived, cooked, made their own tools, fought like true fighters, raised animals, grew their own...  more »
  • pros: a small skansen with live attractions, toys and actitivties to try, kind staff, nice place, quality souvenirs in the shop, cafe, picnic places, fun for kids cons: small - but that's why it's eno...  more »
  • We have been here during viking market in April. Absolutely amazing experience. Real Vikings offer their goods, you can see their life, battle, you can buy various real vikings goods (we have knifes, ...  more »
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  • Loved it! Make sure to go early so you don't get stuck if there's a queue.
  • An ongoing Viking Age research project in a beautiful spot. Great spring market!
  • Nice for kids, while for grown ups I see very little point in celebrating rural life of middle age barbarians.
  • 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.
  • 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.