Ribe VikingeCenter, Ribe

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#1 of 10 in Museums in Esbjerg
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very beautiful place, where you have a good idea about how the Vikings lived. The bird of prey show (OWL, Falcon and Eagle) and the live ' fights ' are definitely worth to see.
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  • August 17, 2017
    In the Vikinge Center you can see a reconstruction of a Viking Village, overall is nice enough, especially if you have children. There are also several people, with clothes of the time, that "populate" the village, carrying out the activities. Later in the day shows and exhibitions are also organised, much appreciated by children (and even larger)
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  • August 13, 2017
    Fun park, you can with the ' activity card ' activities get involved with the vikings, I buy at the box office. You see how the vikings lived, can in the cabins and tents. The actors say nothing unless you they ask questions, but do divorce as if they live there and you're not there. Recommended!!
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  • May 1, 2017
    Loved it! Make sure to go early so you don't get stuck if there's a queue.
  • May 4, 2017
    An ongoing Viking Age research project in a beautiful spot. Great spring market!
  • June 11, 2017
    Nice for kids, while for grown ups I see very little point in celebrating rural life of middle age barbarians.
  • July 9, 2016
    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.
  • May 9, 2016
    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.

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