What's on

Time: 24.06.2017 - 26.08.2017

DateTimeEventMeeting place
24.06 - 26.0813:00 Mon-SunWarrior training for children 7-13 yrs  

The language is rough when the warriors teach the young recruits how to fight like Vikings with spear, sword and shield. You have better be ready and do as your told. Free activity.

Ring Wall
24.06 - 26.0815:00 Mon-FriFalconry show  

The falconer will explain about the use of birds of prey for hunting. The birds are incredibly fast and for a juice chunk of meat they are keen to demonstrate their brilliant flying skills right over your head. Free show.

Town field
24.06 - 26.0815:00 Sat-SunArchery show  

The young archers like to show the audience how skilled they are with the longbow. Learn more about bows, arrows and technique. You'll get a few tips in case you would like to try your aim ar archery afterwards.

Ring wall
24.06 - 26.08 Mon-SunTry your aim at archery  

The hand-made longbows with real arrows are waiting for you. Maybe you are a natural and better than the Viking archers. Take a shot and find out. 5 arrows DKK 25.00 or buy an activity card.

Ring Wall
24.06 - 26.08 Mon-SunMake your own Ripa-coin  

Visit the Viking silversmith in the marketplace. He's not just a silversmith, but a royal coin minter as well. You can make your own copy of the coin, which was used in the marketplace in Ripa in the 8th century. DKK 25.00 or buy an activity card.

Ripa Marketplace
24.06 - 26.08 Mon-SunWood whittling  

Visit the carpenter in his workshop in Ripa Town, 825 AD. You're welcome to borrow a draw knife and do some work at the shaving horse. DKK 25,00 or buy an activity card.

Ripa Town
24.06 - 26.08 Mon-SunHands-on activities  

At Ribe VikingeCenter we want you to experience history with all your senses! Grind flour and then bake a flatbread. Learn how to play the old Viking games, and invent your own games on the historical playground. Make wooden nails and knots, or try on a Viking helmet. Go visit the horses, cows, cats and the rest of the animals on the farm. Let your imagination run free and play along when the Vikings improvise and make history come to life. All these activities are free.

Ribe VikingeCenter
26.06 - 30.06 Mon-FriViking faith and wisdom  

Pagan and Christian Vikings live side by side in Ripa. Meet the völva, who has the very best connection with the old norse gods and a formidable knowledge of plants, herbs and runes. On the opposite side of the river, the missionary Ansgar is building a church, preaching on White Christ and ringing a bell. These are new times in Ripa.

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03.07 - 07.07 Mon-FriViking games  

Want to know more about Viking games - the board games, the sporty games and those inbetween? Join us and have the Vikings teach you. The games are both amusing and sometimes challenging. You will need speed, strength, wit and interpersonal skills.

Ribe VikingeCenter
10.07 - 14.07 Mon-FriChurchbuilding  

The message of Christianity has arrived in Ripa. The king has granted the bishop and missionary Ansgar permission to build a church. Meet the skilled craftsmen on the building site where a beautiful wooden church is coming along.

Ribe VikingeCenter
19.07 - 22.07 Wed-SatViking tales and stories  

The Vikings will surprise both the young and young at heart with music, role playing and incredible tales. Join us!

Ribe VikingeCenter
23.07 - 29.07 Sun-SatVikings on Icelandic horses  

Meet the Vikings' horses up-close. The Icelandic horse is relatively small, strong, steady and a direct descendant of the horses, which the Vikings brought with them to Iceland in the 9th century. Also, it boasts a fifth gait: Tölt.

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31.07 - 06.08 Mon-SunViking warriors!  

The earth is shaking and it smells like trouble. Yes, once again Ripa is on red alert. Schemes and riots are the the topic of this week, which offers thing assemblies, single combat and big fights. Warriors from Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands invade Ribe VikingeCenter to engage in this years role play. You should definitely pay us a visit to experience the tense atmosphere, the fights and the storyline - or stay updated on www.facebook.com/ribevikingecenter.dk.

Ribe VikingeCenter
12.08 SatDanish Longbow Championship  

The most skilful Viking archers from Denmark and abroad compete in precision, speed and equipment.

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14.08 - 18.08 Mon-FriVisit the Viking farm  

Visit a real Viking farm and find out how the farmers prepare for the harvest. You may even lend them a helping hand. You can grind flour, bake flatbread and visit the working women in the Viking kitchen.

The Manor Farm
19.08 - 20.08 Sat-SunBlacksmiths' gathering  

This weekend skilled Viking blacksmiths meet in Ribe VikingeCenter. Watch as they work on different projects the way the old Danes did.

Ripa Marketplace
26.0811:00 - 17:0025th anniversary  

This year, Ribe VikingeCenter celebrates its 25th anniversary. Today, we line up the very best of Viking life in Ripa and you will meet both warriors, riders, archers, craftsmen and all the other inhabitants. Ripa is bustling with life and activity, and the Vikings will offer dancing as well as snacks. Do join us in our celebration.

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