International Viking Market

International Viking Market May 2-8, 2022

Open Mon-Thu 10:00-15:30 and Fri-Sun 10:00-16:30

Visit the International Viking Market in Ribe VikingeCenter. Enjoy some incredible days alongside Vikings, craftsmen, warriors, archers, riders, jesters and many others.

The first craftsmen and traders will arrive during the first days of the week. The activities will peak on Saturday and Sunday.

PLEASE NOTE: The stall holders cannot accept card payments and there is no cash machine/ATM on site, so please bring cash (DKK or EUR) in case you would like to make a purchase in the marketplace. In the Ribe VikingeCenter shop, café and at the ticket sales you can pay by card.

Programme Monday May 2

10:00-15:15: Hands-on: coin making*, wood carving* and archery*
10:00-15:30: Hands-on: make wooden nails. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground
10:00-15:30: The market stalls are open
11:00: The farmer feeds the animals
11:30: Learn about the wall paintings in the Ansgar Church (DK+GB)
12:15: Warrior training for children (7-13 years)
12:30: The Vikings' herbs (DK)
13:00: Learn about the construction of the Ring Fortress (DK+DE)
13:30: The Vikings' herbs (GB)
13:30: A ship arrives in Ripa and the townspeople gather around to strike a bargain
14:30: Falconry show
15:00: Market entertainment

Programme Tuesday May 3

10:00-15:15: Hands-on: coin making*, wood carving* and archery*
10:00-15:30: Hands-on: make wooden nails. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground
10:00-15:30: The market stalls are open
11:00: The farmer feeds the animals
11:30: Learn about the wall paintings in the Ansgar Church (DK+GB)
12:15: Warrior training for children (7-13 years)
13:00: Learn about the construction of the Ring Fortress (DK+DE)
13:30: A ship arrives in Ripa and the townspeople gather around to strike a bargain
14:30: Falconry show
15:00: Market entertainment

Programme Wednesday May 4

10:00-15:15: Hands-on: coin making*, wood carving* and archery*
10:00-15:30: Hands-on: make wooden nails. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground
10:00-15:30: The market stalls are open
11:00: The farmer feeds the animals
11:30: Learn about the wall paintings in the Ansgar Church (DK+GB)
12:15: Warrior training for children (7-13 years)
12:45: Experience the Ansgar Church
13:00: Learn about the construction of the Ring Fortress (DK+DE)
13:30: A ship arrives in Ripa and the townspeople gather around to strike a bargain
14:30: Falconry show
15:00: Market entertainment

Programme Thursday May 5

10:00-15:15: Hands-on: coin making*, wood carving* and archery*
10:00-15:30: Hands-on: make wooden nails. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground
10:00-15:30: The market stalls are open
11:00: The farmer feeds the animals
11:30: Learn about the wall paintings in the Ansgar Church (DK+GB)
12:15: Warrior training for children (7-13 years)
13:00: Learn about the construction of the Ring Fortress (DK+DE)
13:30: A ship arrives in Ripa and the townspeople gather around to strike a bargain
14:30: Falconry show
15:00: Market entertainment

Programme Friday May 6

10:00-16:15: Hands-on: coin making*, wood carving* and archery*
10:00-16:30: Hands-on: make wooden nails. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and visit the Viking playground
10:00-16:30: The market stalls are open
11:00: The farmer feeds the animals
11:30: Learn about the wall paintings in the Ansgar Church (DK+GB)
12:15: Warrior training for children (7-13 years)
12:30: The archaeologist explains (DK)
13:00: Learn about the construction of the Ring Fortress (DK+DE)
13:30: The archaeologist explains (DE)
13:30: A ship arrives in Ripa and the townspeople gather around to strike a bargain
14:30: Falconry show
15:00: Market entertainment
15:45: Music at the Longhouse

Programme Saturday May 7

10:00-10:45: Music at the Longhouse with the band Virelai
10:00-16:30: Hands-on: coin making*, wood carving*, make wooden nails, challenge each other to a Viking game, visit the Viking playground, archery.
10:00-16:30: The market stalls are open
11:30: Viking challenge with RIPA and ASK warriors
12:00-12:30: Music in the marketplace with the band Virelai
12:30: Archery show with the archery guild ULL
13:00: Riding challenge with riders from Vikingrytteri Kongsgaard
13:30: Market entertainment with Trup Trick
14:00: Battle show with RIPA and ASK warriors
14:45: Music and dancing with the band Virelai
15:30: Horse show with riders from Vikingrytteri Kongsgaard
16:00: Market entertainment with Trup Trick

Programme Sunday May 8

10:00-10:45: Music at the Longhouse with the band Virelai
10:00-16:30: Hands-on: coin making*, wood carving*, make wooden nails, challenge each other to a Viking game, visit the Viking playground, archery.
10:00-16:30: The market stalls are open
11:30: Viking challenge with RIPA and ASK warriors
12:00-12:30: Music in the marketplace with the band Virelai
12:30: Archery show with the archery guild ULL
13:00: Riding challenge with riders from Vikingrytteri Kongsgaard
13:30: Market entertainment with Trup Trick
14:00: Battle show with RIPA and ASK warriors
14:45: Music and dancing with the band Virelai
15:30: Horse show with riders from Vikingrytteri Kongsgaard
15:45: Pop-up Viking flea market
16:00: Market entertainment with Trup Trick


*
Archery, coin making and wood carving cost DKK 30.00 each. Buy an activity card to join each of the three hands-on activities once. Available at the entrance for DKK 60.00.
Please NOTE! Saturday and Sunday May 7-8, the activity card includes coin making and wood carving and costs DKK 40.00. Tickets for archery must be purchased at the archery range directly.

An atmosphere unrivalled

1300 years ago, in Viking Age Ribe, the market place by Ribe River was an exciting and tremendously important place. Vikings and other good people came from far and wide to trade and exchange goods right here. The market was known throughout the world, and as it attracted very skilled craftsmen the place buzzed with life. And that's how Ribe was born.

At the International Viking Market you can experience the truly authentic market atmosphere. You will be right in the middle of Viking Age Ripa with its smell of smoke, food and horses, and the sounds of many different languages and of Vikings roaring can be heard throughout the site. Strike a good bargain at the stalls, meet the Icelandic horses, try your aim at archery, and watch the wild battle shows.

Participation as reenactor during the Viking Market is only possible by invitation from Ribe VikingeCenter. More info about this here.

 

Subject to change.