Ribe VikingeCenter

Living history

Living history

Take a journey 1300 years back in time and come face to face with e.g. the blacksmith, king's minter, völva, lady of the Longhouse, slave, warrior, falconer, carpenter, silversmith, merchant, farmer and all the farm animals in Viking Ripa.

Ribe VikingeCenter is a heritage centre presenting authentic reconstructions 710-980 AD from Ribe, Denmark's oldest town.

Visit the craftspeople and the völva in the Marketplace 710 AD and take a stroll down to Ripa Harbour 750 AD where the merchants' boats are moored. In Ripa Town 825 AD you are welcome to step inside the Vikings' houses like for instance the beautiful Thing-hall. The Ansgar Church 860 AD stands on the opposite river bank. Do make sure you get to see this lovely decorated wooden church. The Manor Farm 980 AD provides an excellent insight into Viking Age agriculture and in the Longhouse you'll find the lady in charge of the household. Finally, you need to see the Ring Wall 980 AD where the warriors and archers camp.

Take a tour around the grounds and find out more.

Ribe VikingeCenter offers activities and drama every day. For instance, you can try your aim at archery, bake a flatbread, join in the warrior training (for children), help out with the chores in the Thing-hall, learn the Viking games and much more. Check out the calendar for special events and even more experiences.

History is alive in Ribe VikingeCenter. Become a part of it!