The town of Ribe in Denmark is not only one of its oldest, but also one of its most beautiful! This magnificent town with a 1300-year-old history and its quaint beauty never fails to impress its visitors. Also, worth noting is the fact that this wonderful town boasts of some of the most beautiful beaches as found in all of Southwest Jutland. The exotic beaches are covered with white sand and are some of the most beautiful that your eyes will ever behold. This cute little town is so incredibly beautiful that your heart will never want to leave it! Also, if you are up for some serious adventure, Ribe is the place for you to be in. Are you looking for things to do in and around the town on your tour? This article lists out some stunning and adventurous stuff that you could do in this happening town. Read on to find out all about it!
1. Visit Galleries, Exhibitions and Ribe Craftsman’s Market
Denmark is all about art, glass, and ceramics. And, to soak in all the artful flavors of Denmark, you ought to visit the several art galleries strew across this beautiful city. Ribe also hosts many art exhibitions where you get to look at the wonderful creations of some immensely talented artists. Also, on the first weekend of October, you will get to see Ribe Craftsman’s Market!
2. Visit the Ribe Bryghus
Are you an alcohol enthusiast? Feel free to stop by the Ribe Town Brewery any day you want to, all days of the year. You will find many brewers brewing simply out of hobby! Do you want to buy something? Saturday is the day for it. Visit this micro-brewery between 10 am and 2 pm, all year round, on Saturdays to get a few bottles for your friends and yourself. This brewery mainly brews Brown Ale, Black Dark Ale, and Blonde Light Ale. In the festive season, they brew some specials as well.
3. Ribelund Animal Park
If you are visiting Ribe with your family- especially with your little kids, we highly recommended you to visit the local animal park called RibelundDyrepark. You and your children are going to love the place! Here you will find pets, horses, donkeys, small kangaroos, sheep, goats, birds, deer, and also, to your children’s delight, a playground, picnic tables, and a few benches. Are you a fitness freak? You could also enjoy their beautiful jogging tracks. In all, you will have a wholesome time with your family.
4. Wednesday is a Market Day at the Skibbro Quay
Market days in Ribe are something that you should look forward to. It will certainly not let you down. Taking place every Wednesday at the harbor, Skibbro quay, the market days are jam-packed and bustling events. If you wake up early enough, you will get to see the traders arranging their goods to set the market up. At this market, you can easily buy some second-hand wares and also some fresh foods. If you are lodging at a hostel nearby, you might as well get to see the market from your hostel window itself! It is almost as if the whole of Ribe reserves just the Wednesdays to be their market days in general. During the Danish summer holidays, you can witness the children’s market day at the town square. Run by children on Wednesdays, in this market, the children put their toys, clothes, books, etc. on sale.
5. Explore the Medieval Streets of the City
The streets of this old and historic city are bound to charm you. Go for an evening or a peaceful night stroll through these mesmerizing medieval, cobbled streets and fall in love with this alluring city!
6. Explore some Great Museums like the Ribe Vikinge Center
It is only natural that the oldest city of Denmark will have some museums for its visitors. Explore a few of them and get to know more about the history, the culture, the tradition, and much more!
7. Shop ’till You Drop!
Ribe has something for every shopper. Buy some great clothes or maybe some trinkets, drinks or food. If you want more, then indulge yourself in something great!
8. Climb up the Vor Frue Kirke (The Church of Our Lady)
Situated in the heart of the city, Vor Frue Kirke (The Church of Our Lady) is worth visiting. Completed in the 13th century, the church is merely magnificent. You can go check out its interiors or climb up to its top to take a good look at the city!
9. Go for a Walk with Ribe’s Night Watchman
Looking for a beautiful guided tour through the attractive streets of this lovely little city? Visit between May 1st and October 22nd to go on one with the night watchmen of the city. The cobblestone roads of the city are a witness to several events of history. Hear out the night watchman carefully so that you can learn more about the history of Scandinavia’s oldest city. Honestly, it is one of the best things to do in the city. The experience is so wonderful and enriching. You would love to go for it a couple of times! It is both, gripping as well as romantic to walk down the winding streets of this little European city that never fails to mesmerize its tourists.
10. Go looking for some Cars – Vintage or Classic or even American, and also Motorcycles
Are you fond of cars and motorcycles? The city of Ribe has an extremely desirable thing for you to do! Visit Ribe between April and September, and you will see the magic. Every Tuesday, during these months, the owners of vintage and classic cars all across Denmark come to meet on the grounds overlooking a hostel at Sct. Peders Gade to display their valuable possessions. It is mostly all about cars. However, there are some motorcycles on display too! You do not want to miss out on such a great opportunity. It is safe to say that if the weather is great, you will find at least 100 vehicles on display!
Ribe is undoubtedly the heart of Denmark. It soaks up all the flavors of the beautiful country and promises its visitors an experience that is worth remembering for a whole lifetime! The entire city is so close to nature that it is a feast to both the eyes and the soul. Sitting in nature’s lap, enjoy some quiet time with yourself or some quality time with your beloved. This magnificent city is waiting to welcome you with open arms! The oldest town in Denmark is bound to captivate you and compel you to revisit it.