International Viking Market

Denmark's most authentic Viking market

Viking market at Ribe VikingeCenter April 28 - May 4, 2014

28.04.-29.04.: 10:00 - 15:30
30.04.:  10:00 - 20:00
01.05.-02.05.: 10:00 - 15:30
03.05.: 10:00 - 17:00
04.05.: 10:00 - 16:00

An atmosphere unrivalled

Visit the international Viking market at Ribe VikingeCenter. Enjoy 7 incredible days alongside Vikings, craftsmen, warriors, archers, riders, jesters and many others.

1300 years ago, in Viking Age Ribe, the market place by Ribe River was an exciting and tremendously important place. Vikings and other good people came from far and wide to trade and exchange their wares right here. The market was known throughout the world, and as it attracted the most skilled craftsmen the place buzzed with life. And that's how Ribe was born.

At the largest Viking market in Denmark, you can experience the truly authentic market atmosphere. You will be right in the middle of Viking Age Ribe, with its smell of smoke, food and horses, where the sounds of many different languages and of Vikings roaring can be heard throughout the site. Strike a good bargain at the stalls, witness how the glass bead maker and other Viking craftsmen ply their trades. Pat the Icelandic horses, try your aim at archery, and have your fortune told by the Völva. Try some of the delicious Viking food and watch the wild battle shows. 

Participation as reenactor during the Viking Market is only possible by invitation from Ribe VikingeCenter. More info about this here.

Programme 28.04.-29.04.

Prelude: Craftspeople and traders arrive to the market.
All day: Visit the stallholders and strike a good bargain.  
All day: Hands-on activities. Try the Viking games, make wooden nails, grind flour and bake flatbread, visit the historical playground, borrow a cape and become a Viking.
All day: Hands-on activities. Have a go at archery, make a Ribe coin, whittle a stick.
11:30: Guests vs. Vikings. Join a game of tug-of-war. 
11:30-13:00: Hands-on activity. Try your hand at weaving. 
12:15: Warriortraining for children 7-13 yrs.
13:00: Falconry Show.
14:00: Role play. Discover the marketplace in Ribe, 710 AD.

Programme 30.04.: Walpurgis Celebration. Open till 20:00.

Prelude: Craftspeople and traders arrive to the market.
All day: Visit the stallholders and strike a good bargain.
All day: Hands-on activities. Try the Viking games, make wooden nails, grind flour and bake flatbread, visit the historical playground, borrow a cape and become a Viking.
All day: Hands-on activities. Have a go at archery, make a Ribe coin, whittle a stick.
11:30:
Guests vs. Vikings. Join a game of tug-of-war.
11:30-13:00: Hands-on activity. Try your hand at weaving.
12:15: Warriortraining for children 7-13 yrs.
13:00: Falconry Show.
13:00-16:00: Help out with the preparations for the Walpurgis Celebration.
14:00: Role play. Discover the marketplace in Ribe, 710 AD.
15:00: Street entertainment in the marketplace, 710 AD.
16:00-17:00: Join the Viking games.  
17:00: Street entertainment in Ribe town, 825 AD.
18:15: Pageant. Vikings assemble on the way to the Walpurgis bonfire.
18:30: Walpurgis role play and bonfire. 

Programme 01.05.-02.05.

Prelude: Craftspeople and traders arrive to the market.
All day: Visit the stallholders and strike a good bargain.
All day: Hands-on activities. Try the Viking games, make wooden nails, grind flour and bake flatbread, visit the historical playground, borrow a cape and become a Viking.
All day: Hands-on activities. Have a go at archery, make a Ribe coin, whittle a stick.
11:30: Guests vs. Vikings. Join a game of tug-of-war. 
11:30-13:00: Hands-on activity. Try your hand at weaving. 
12:15: Warriortraining for children 7-13 yrs.
13:00: Falconry Show.
14:00: Role play. Discover the marketplace in Ribe, 710 AD.

Programme 03.05.-04.05.

All day: Visit the stallholders and strike a good bargain.
All day: Hands-on activities. Try the Viking games, make wooden nails, visit the historical playground.
All day: Hands-on activities. Have a go at archery, make a Ribe coin, whittle a stick.
11:30-13:00: Hands-on activity. Try your hand at weaving.
11:30: Horse Show.
12:00: Archery Show.
12:30: Viking music in the marketplace.
13:00: Battle Show.
14:00: Horse Show.
14:30: Viking music in the marketplace. 
15:00: Battle Show.

Subject to change.