Monday, February 20, 2012

Ribe, Scandanavia's oldest town

This post has been a long time in coming...not only because we were here for the first time at the end of December, but also because we have already been back a second time.  So, I figured it was about time to put up the pictures from our afternoon trip to Ribe.
It was a cold and windy day-which is probably a regular occurrence on the west coast of DK

Ribe Domkirke..built, burned down, collapsed, rebuilt, remodeled for the past thousand years

Climbing to the top of the tower to see the 'stunning views' promised by our guidebook

And I'd have to say that we were not disappointed.

You always see Christmas decorations on top of buildings from afar...and below.  But on this particular day, I saw one at eye level.  I was obviously so impressed that I had to take a picture.

Excavation still happens in the town.

If you can believe it, this town was once a seaport.

I mentioned it was windy right?

We went to the Viking Museum in town and had lunch at an old inn to wrap up our day in Ribe.

 On our second trip to Ribe, the view was a bit different--and my mom was along for the adventure!

Ribe in the snow

My mom and I


  1. Have you been on the nightwatchman tour around Ribe? If not you should check it out sometime!

    1. No I haven't! I think we will wait till it warms up to go out with the nightwatchman