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Ribe Vikinge Center

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Address: Lustrupvej 4, Ribe, Esbjerg 6760, Denmark
Phone Number:
+45 75 41 16 11
10:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Oustanding! A working living history museum!

This center is one of our favorite memories of Denmark. We are grateful that places like this exist to preserve history and the way of life of previous generations. The buildings... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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118 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This center is one of our favorite memories of Denmark. We are grateful that places like this exist to preserve history and the way of life of previous generations. The buildings are very authentic and even have wood burning pits inside where applicable. My kids loved the fighting lessons.

Thank Steinbeckfan
Regensburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A definite "do" is to get the experience card when you buy your tickets. With the card, the user can shoot an arrow, make a silver coin, and use a drawknife. The kids enjoyed interacting with the animals and staff.

Thank Jenny H
Perpignan, France
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

I visited for my sister's birthday - and we all had a wonderful time. Lots to see and do, and a great little gift shop on site (we were lucky enough to get our hands on a 'Viking cooking pot' for her as a birthday gift). They had reenactments and reconstructions on site, and everyone seemed very enthusiastic and absorbed... More 

1 Thank naomisv
Gause, TX
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We toured this museum and I would rate it a little above average I guess. It was well done, but I was disappointed in that there were not more exhibits. What was there was very interesting and they did a great job of showing the placards in English as well as Danish. They had a lot of artifacts from the... More 

2 Thank Dan F
Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

On our way back to Holland we decided to take a little detour and went to visit this museum. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to really see everything. We just have to come back an other time and see the rest.

1 Thank seeyouontv
Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a good visit on a rainy day. English translation was nice for parts of this however majority of it was in Danish. About a 30 minute visit for 70$ Kroner.

1 Thank knightkk
Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this center during our summer holidays in Denmark. I have 2 kids (8 and 4) and they really enjoyed the different activities, we bought the additional ticket for activities and that it is worth doing... Especially the viking training. In comparison with other viking museum in Roskilde, Ribe is much more entertaining and involving children more actively.

2 Thank Vanessa-Angelica
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

went for a afternoon our friend erna took us in the car we had a nice chinese lunch sitting by the river eating our take away,,saw the cathedral and walked past the viking centre ,,not many tourist come here ,well kept secret,,nice little shops and eateries..well worth a visit ,,a bit expensive like iceland

Thank scooterrs12
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A very large community of Vikings existed here and because it is still an active community they have been able to document its history. It is a small museum but very well done. We especially liked the recreation. Interesting to see the timeline of this area.

2 Thank StephHorn
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The museum had a lot of artifacts and seemed to tell a good story. But we would've gotten more out of it if there were more English explanations besides the heading of the display.

2 Thank amycatmom

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