Here in Ribe, we will offer you the perfect holiday. Besides the beautiful setting of our accommodation facility, many are the activities and places to see if you like nature, culture and history.
Ribe – The oldest town of Denmark:
This beautiful town, situated in the western part of Denmark was founded in 700 A.D. and it attracts each year visitors from all over the world.
Ribe is not only the oldest town in Denmark, but it was also recognized by web-users as the “Europe best big-time small destination” in 2014.
Ribe has a very well preserved medieval city centre, with many beautiful and typical buildings and fascinating sights. Take a walk through one of the small side roads, you will suddenly find yourself on a different dimension, where time stopped long ago in the past. The centre is a thriving and lively commercial centre, with lots of speciality shops.
Among the most popular attractions can be listed: Ribe Cathedral, one of Europe’s top attractions according to the Michelin Guide, the Viking Museum, Ribe Kunstmuseum (art museum) and the VikingeCenter, where you can truly experience how the Vikings lived.
From May to October, you will also have the opportunity to take part into an evening guided tour with the “Night Watchman”, who will accompany you through the old winding streets of Ribe during his traditional rounds.
Read more on http://www.visitribeesbjerg.com
Back in the 8th century, the Vikings established a marketplace on a river in Southern Jutland, which after 1300 years of history, evolved in Ribe, the oldest town of Denmark.
Therefore here in Ribe you will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the fascinating history of the Vikings, their culture and habits and why not, maybe meet some of them. All this can be experienced in two different places, “The Museum Ribes Vikinger” and “Ribe VikingeCenter”
“The Museum Ribes Vikinger”
The museum, located in Ribe centre and overlooking the river Ribe Å, displays the history of Ribe from its beginning in the 8th century to the 18th century. There you will find several finds from the excavations in the area, which confirm the Viking settlements and their tradings in Europe.
For more information visit http://www.ribesvikinger.dk/English.aspx
At the VikingeCenter, the Viking age has been reconstructed and brought to life, so that visitors can truly experience Viking’s life.
Take the chance and be a Viking for a day with all the activities proposed.
For more information visit http://www.ribevikingecenter.dk/da/forside.aspx
Wadden Sea National Park
The Wadden Sea, recently appointed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world’s most important tidal flats. It is a large and unique nature reserve, where stunning landscapes and vibrant wildlife can be found.
Four times a day, powerful natural forces move a billion cubic meters of water through the Wadden Sea, transforming it from sea to mudflats and sandflats, where you can drive and even walk on.
In addition to admiring the breath-taking views offered by the Wadden Sea, several are the activities for everybody offered by the “Wadden Sea Centre” (Vadehavscentret).
To mention some, you can take part in exciting Oyster safaris, where you will walk in rubber boots through the mussels banks to pick up oysters (oysters for dinner? Yummy), tide activities or even Seal safaris on the island Mandø, which you will reach by an unusual tractor-bus ride. All the activities are organised by the centre, and are suitable for everyone: from families with kids to adults and companies.
For more detailed information, prices and time schedules of the events, please visit http://www.vadehavscentret.dk/en
The pearl of the Wadden Sea
Mandø is one of the islands of the Wadden sea, which can be reached from the mainland at Vester Vedsted (only 10 minutes by car from Storkesoen) by car (be careful and always check the tidal table) or by tractor bus (http://www.mandoebussen.dk/hjemmeside%20po%20engelsk/mandobus/index.htm).
Despite its size, 8km and the only 35 people living on the island, many are the exciting experiences for all your senses you can have on Mandø, starting from the unusual tractor-bus drive to get there.
Take a walk in the nature of the island and feel its uniqueness, power, silence and sense of peace and tranquillity.
Within 1 hour we can recommend trips to:
Esbjerg – Denmark’s 5th largest city:
– Man meets the sea
– Esbjerg performing arts centre
– Port of Esbjerg
– Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseum (Danmarks museum for the sea)
Fanø -a short boat trip from Esbjerg:
– Lovely beaches
– Blåvand Zoo
– Lovely beaches
– One of the widest beaches in Denmark.