Activities in Ribe

Photo: VisitRibeEsbjerg

Go out and enjoy nature - it’s open every day.
The sea dike along the Wadden Sea affords a fantastic view for miles around, and the local flora and fauna are absolutely unique.

Hop on a bike, take a hike or sail a canoe - or perhaps you’d prefer to go fishing, play a round of golf or learn more about the great outdoors in the company of a nature guide ? Explore the cultural history of Ribe, Denmark’s oldest town. The town centre, which dates from the Middle Ages, is extremely well preserved and retains an authentic atmosphere that invites visitors to enjoy a historic journey back in time. 

Cycling holiday around Ribe

The nature of the marshland and the wide expanses make the area around Ribe ideal for cyclists, no strength-sapping mountain stages here!

Hiking along the Wadden Sea

Go hiking along the Wadden Sea. The scenery at Ribe and Esbjerg offers many beautiful experiences. Take a walk on the dike at Kammerslusen, follow the river Kongeåen from the Wadden Sea inland, visit the nature reserve Marbæk at Ho bay - there are many opportunities.


See nature from a different angle - a trip by canoe, kayak or rowing boat will enable the entire family to enjoy the great outdoors.


Whether you like fishing in rivers or Put & Take, the area offers great experiences. The rivers around Ribe and Esbjerg offers some of Denmark's best fishing waters. In addition, there are beautifully situated angling lakes close to Ribe and Esbjerg.

Guided tours in Ribe

The history of Ribe - the oldest town of Denmark, is long, dramatic and fantastic. There are stories everywhere in Ribe. Make your visit a very special experience by walking around the historic streets and alleys with a Guide.

Activity centers and swimming pools

A refreshing trip to the swimming pool can excite everyone, in this area we have two lovely swimming pools, Ribe activity center and Svømmestadion Danmark.

Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea is one of the world's most important tidal flats. A large and unique nature reserve - a place full of life and experiences. The Wadden Sea is both the still surface water and the turbulent ocean outside the dike.

The Night Watchman in Ribe

Follow the Night Watchman, listen to his songs and stories as he walks his traditional round through Ribe’s historic streets, every day from May to October. The Night Watchmen of Ribe manage to create a very special atmosphere, and you feel like you go back in time.

Ribe Library

The library in Ribe is open from 7.00-22.00, here you will find Danish and foreign literature, online newspapers, books, music and movies.

Playgrounds in Ribe

Spend a few good hours of activity and play and take the children to one of Ribe's many lovely playgrounds and have a happy time together.

Dog Parks

Enjoy a few hours with the four-legged friend and bring him to the dog park. Three of the dog parks are fenced, the two dog parks in Ribe are not fenced. Your dog can run free without a leash as long as it is supervised and controlled.