Skibbroen in Ribe
Skibbroen is a stream harbor build around 700 A.D. and it is one of the oldest sights to see in Ribe. At the time it was built; little ships with flat keels would deliver fresh supplies to Ribe by sailing up the stream. The stream made sure, that the city of Ribe became a trade route and made it possible for the city to have a big marketplace with lots of foods and life.
In 700 A.D., Skibbroen looked different than it does today. The modern version we see today was created in the Middle Ages and but reminds us of an important time for global trading in Denmark.
Skibbroen is a beautiful sight. Go for a walk along the cobblestone and overlook the marshlands that surrounds the city.
The address is simply Sibbroen, 6760 Ribe. Have a nice trip!
Ribe and the Cathedral
Go to Ribe and get a glimpse of the Danish history. The city will take you to a different time, when Danes known as Vikings were the rulers of the north and went to war with England, France and the Baltic states. The city is the oldest in Denmark. It was founded around 700 A.D. where a big market square became the life of the city. The market square attracted many both national and international people and traders to Ribe. The market made Ribe prosper and grow to a big city, that we still know today. Today, when you arrive at Ribe, you will feel the historic vibe going down small cobble streets with the old timbered houses build in medieval times on every corner.
Some of the old homes is now used as cafés, stores and has other experiences for you to discover, all you have to do is to go explore them. Go to the café, drink a cup of coffee, find jewelry inspired by Vikings or discover the many unique boutiques in Ribe. On your way around the city, you might even stumble upon one of the old houses where historic figures grew up – there are lots of them around the city. You also find the oldest Danish town hall and an old monetary in Ribe
If you wish to get a view of Ribe from above, climb the tower at Ribe Cathedral. Ribe Cathedral is the oldest standing cathedral in Denmark, and it is not hard to miss as it towers over the little timbered houses of the city.