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Ribe VikingeCenter, Ribe

(4.5/5 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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  • Unfortunately it was rainy when we were there with our sons of 7 and 9. But despite that.. raincoat, and we have the giant. You stapr really back in the time of the Vikings and the boy have nice things done including silver coin store, spear making and hand archery. Also the houses there that there are fun to watch from the inside.
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  • I visited for my sister's birthday - and we all had a wonderful time. Lots to see and do, and a great little gift shop on site (we were lucky enough to get our hands on a 'Viking cooking pot' for her ...  more »
  • Very friendly staff, interesting built with interactive areas for children. 2-3, you can spend hours with children in this small museum. You get coffee, ice cream and snacks in addition to varied souvenirs also.
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  • 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.
  • Lots of things to see and to try. Nice atmosphere of viking's time
  • Nice open air museum to walk around and do some activities like shooting arrows. When you're not too serious into vikings a visit takes you between 1 à 2 hours. Do not forget to buy a separate activity card.