the footsteps of the Vikings!
¦ The Viking at home ¦
The Viking abroad
Vikinger - museum
museum is located in the center of Ribe with a beautiful view to Ribe stream and
the cathedral. In this area the first Nordic town was founded around year 700.
to archaeological findings a big marketplace was located next to the stream, the
many findings are on exhibition at the museum.
During the early Viking
period Ribe was a important trading center for western Europe and the rest of
The marketplace was also used for the production of perls, combs,
bronze jewelry and other items.
the museum you can learn about Ribe`s development during the Viking period where
ramparts were built to protect the town. The christian missionary Ansgar founded
a wooden church in Ribe around year 850, however the location of the church is
you want to visit the "World of the Vikings", the museum has a multimedia room,
where you can experience sounds and lights from back then. By use of computers
you can go on discovery and search for valuable information.|
In the lecture
room videos about "Ribes Vikinger" are shown in different languages, every day.
Outside Ribe a Viking center has been built, and a part of Ribe's marketplace
has been reconstructed here. During the summer period a big Viking market is open
to the public and you have the opportunity to learn how the craftsmen worked many
hundred years ago.
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