Entrance to the Wadden Sea Center | By the Wadden Sea

Attractions in Ribe

Ribe offers a wide and colorful palette of various museums and attractions. Architectural gems like the Cathedral and the beautiful medieval town center. In Ribe the possibilities are endless and the experiences great.

Ribe Domkirke og Sort Sol
Ribe Cathedral

This is Denmark’s oldest cathedral and Ribe’s soaring landmark for 800 years, visible for miles around over the flat landscape. 

Museet Ribes Vikinger

What were the origins of Ribe and how did the town’s inhabitants live when Ribe was a major European trading centre? Ribe Viking Museum is the place to find the answers.

Wadden Sea Centre | Ribe | By the Wadden Sea
Wadden Sea Centre

A visit to the Wadden Sea Centre is like a journey through the unique landscape of the Wadden Sea in the company of millions of migratory birds. 

Viking with helmet | By the Wadden Sea
Ribe VikingeCenter

At Ribe Viking Centre you step more than 1,000 years back into the Viking Era, meeting warriors, tradesmen, craftsmen, farmers - and all the animals on the farm.

Ribe | Kunst og kunsthåndværkere
Ribe Art Museum

Ribe Art Museum was established in 1891 and provides the setting for an internationally recognised collection of Danish art, including works by C.W. Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Hammershøi, P.S. Krøyer, L.A. Ring and both Anna and Michael Ancher.

Pictures are taken at the museum | By the Wadden Sea
Jacob A. Riis Museum

Tells the story of Jacob A. Riis of almost hitting rock bottom in the worst of New York's neighbourhoods, and the story of how toil, the will to create a better society and belief in himself turned the boy from Ribe into what the President called "the ideal American".

HEX! Museum of witch hunt | By the Wadden Sea
HEX!

Maren Spliids came from Ribe and is the best known Danish witch. She was burned at the stake in 1641. The museum tells of witch hunts in Denmark and Europe.

Sct. Catharinæ Church
Visit the abbey of Sct. Catharinæ Church and take a walk around the idyllic abbey garden where time seems to stand still.

Det Gamle Rådhus (Old Town Hall)
Other attractions in Ribe worth a visit include the the Old Town Hall and Rådhussamlingen (Town Hall Collection), as well as the Kannikegaarden and Taarnborg buildings.