Museet Ribes Vikinger

Museet Ribes Vikinger reveals Ribe’s history from the Viking period and Middle Ages to the year 1700 in the very spot where the very first town in the Nordic region was founded in around the year 700 A.D.

In around the year 700, a market was founded in Ribe. The thousands of artefacts discovered in excavations in the area reveal the Vikings’ way of life and their trade with the rest of Europe.

Between the years 800 and 1100, the town was fortified on several occasions with a large moat and ramparts.

In the exhibition at Museet Ribes vikinger, you can see many of the impressive archaeological finds and learn how the Vikings traded, worked and crafted fantastic hand-made items.
You will also learn about their everyday lives, deaths and the ancient Norse religion.

With the Cathedral at its core, medieval Ribe flourished as an Episcopal residence and a trading centre.

Throughout the Middle Ages, Ribe was one of Denmark’s most important trading centres, with a large harbour and trade routes to the whole of Europe.
The exhibition at Museet Ribes Vikinger describes life in medieval, Catholic Ribe from the cradle to the grave.

Especially for children

At Ribe Viking Museum you also find interesting activities for children. Climb aboard a Viking ship in the experience hall, and visit the activity hall where you can play with medieval costumes, garlands, horses and lances. During the school holidays there are several activities and events.

Be Happy Pass

Show your Be Happy Pass and get a unique Ribe Coin at Museet Ribes Vikinger. They have free admission for children at the museum.


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