The museums and Activity Centres in Ribe are worth visiting for both adults and children.
As a guests at the hostel, we give you free Ribe Pass that entitles you to a discount on admission tickets: Ribe Pass
Museum of the Viking era and the Middle Ages. Thousands of artefacts found during recent archaeological excavations in Ribe. Travel from the year 700 to the year 1700 and right through Ribe's dramatic history. See a film about Vikings in Ribe and walk in the Halls of historic experiences - around the marketplace in the year 800 on a sunny April day where you can step into a reconstructed Viking ship. Stand on the corner in Ribe on a clear September day in the year 1500 - see - they are building on the church and the baker´s wife is waiting for customers.
Special exhibitions and events 2013:
Open all year but closed Mondays from 1st Nov. to 1st Apr.
2 of many Viking graves found in Ribe - Viking pearls found at the Viking's Market Place
a visit to Ribe Viking Centre will provide you with a unique experience and new knowledge about the Viking era in Ribe. You can wander round the reconstructed life-size Viking estate, peopled with Vikings with whom you can work and talk.
Every day: Falconer show, open workshops, have-a-go activities: archery, dowel-making, flour grinding, bread baking and Viking games. Ribe Viking Centre is open from 29th of Apr. to 18th. of Oct. in 2013. In May, June, September and October the centre is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Here you can find what's on in 2013 at Ribe Viking Centre
Ribe Viking Market. Denmark's biggest Viking market
At Ribe Viking Market you can meet hundreds of Vikings every year; craftsmen, Viking warriors, horsemen, musicians etc. Ribe Viking Centre. In 2013 the Viking Market will last from 29.04. - 05.05.
This little video shows Gudrun, a Ribe Viking, playing 2 flutes at a time with her nose
Afterwards you can see photos of Viking warriors, Viking children, Viking life - all at the Ribe Viking Centre - and listen to the Viking band Krauka play the tune "Woden"
Remember to visit the Wadden Sea Centre with displays about the Wadden Sea National Park, the life of the 12 million migrating birds that visit the Wadden Sea every year and a multimedia show about storm floods. The displays are exciting and informative for all age groups.
Open from 15 February to 1 November. Open to groups all year, but remember to book time
Multimedia-show about storm surges - from the Middle Ages to the future. Understand the consequences for those of us, who live by the Wadden Sea, if the water level rises due to global warming.
"The heart of the earth" is a poetic image poem. Photos from the Wadden Sea National Park: Jan Kofod Winther. Music: Annisette, Savage Rose
Build your own dike, "Wrestling" with the crabs of the Wadden Sea.
Rent a handcart and go on expedition to the tidal flats (from May-October)
Sometimes activities like cuttlefish dissection
Experience the Wadden Sea National Park with the nature guide. Tours like Pacific Oyster Safari, Seal Safari, Black Sun - Starling Magic or a Tide Tour exploring the low water and the dry mudflats. See the tours and times in the program above
Learn more about the Wadden Sea Centre and its outstanding nature guides, who arrange both public tours and group tours: The Wadden Sea Centre
In the video one of the nature guides tells about oyster safari in the Wadden Sea
with a unique collection of paintings from Denmark’s Golden Age and the famous Skagen painters (Danish Skaw Painters). Danish art from 1750-1950. Changing special exhibitions - also for Children.
The beautifully renovated art museum is an attraction in itself. And in the romantic museum's garden you can see a wall newly built by famous artist Per Kirkeby.
Special Exhibitions 2013:
Ribe Art Museum - In the park and in the museum
A small museum in the former debtor's prison. On display are, among others, the Night Watchman’s spiked mace and the executioner’s sword and thumb screws. The Old Town Hall was Denmark’s oldest functioning city hall until 2007. Although most of the official functions now have been moved to Esbjerg, official receptions and civil weddings still take place at the Old City Hall.
15th May - 31th May. Mon - Fri 1pm - 3pm
1st June - 31th Aug Mon - Sun - 1pm - 3pm
1st Sept - 15th Sept Mon - Fri 1pm - 3 pm
Fascinating, small museum unfolds the past in the institution Ribelund, where once, mentally retarded people were hidden away from the world.
Open Thursday 10am - 4pm
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