Ribe Travel Guide

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Ribe Overview

Ribe is a municipality in southwest Jutland and often referred to as Denmark's oldest town (celebrating the 1300 anniversary in 2010). The city has 8,210 inhabitants (2009), located in Esbjerg municipality and belongs to the Region of Southern Denmark. The city is situated in a shallow marsh area not far from the North Sea and throughout history has been marked by floods from time to time. Ribe River meanders through the city, far over the marshes and into the Wadden Sea by Kammerslusen.

Ribe has retained its old urban environment with Ribe Cathedral as its majestic landmarks. Many thousands of tourists from Denmark and the rest of the world make pilgrimages every year to the city to experience the town special atmosphere. The old city is near to visit on foot.

Ribe Tourist Office is renowned for its excellent service and will try to fulfil your every wish.

• Internet access
• Holiday flats , hotels, camping and Bed & Breakfast
• Vouchers for inns and hotels
• Holiday cottages in Denmark
• Ferry tickets
• The RibeCard
• Guided Town Walks
• Books and brochures about Ribe and
• Tickets for selected events
• Tickets for LEGOLAND® - avoiding the
• Copenhagen Card
• Angling permits
• Currency (Euro) exchange
• Postcards, T-shirts, posters, Ribe sweets,
and other souvenirs

On our website: www.visitribe.dk you can find the information you will need before, during and after your visit to Ribe. Homepage is in Danish, German, English, Italian, Dutsch and Polish.

When you visit Ribe, it is always a good idea to call in on the Tourist Office located in the beautiful, old building "Porsborg" on Torvet.

(Special opening hours in connection with Christmas, New Year and other public holidays.)

There are only a few places in Denmark where you can experience a medieval town centre with timber framed grade II listed houses, cobble stone streets and with the Cathedral as the crucial centre point.

Ever since it was founded around the year 700, has Ribe attracted visitors from near and far. In those days they came to do business at the Viking trading place; today they come to experience the special athmosphere of the town's historic streets.

Ribe is a popular place for weekend stays as well a longer holidays. The town museums alone provide the visitor with several days.