What's on

Time: 29.06.2019 - 25.08.2019

DateTimeEventMeeting place
29.06 - 25.0814:00 WedExperience Ansgar Church  

Experience the very special atmosphere in the Viking church during a short historical ceremony.

Ansgar Church
29.06 - 25.0813:00 Mon-SunWarrior training for children 7-13 yrs  

The language is rough when the warriors teach the young recruits how to fight like Vikings with spear, sword and shield. You have better be ready and do as your told. Free activity.

Ring Wall
29.06 - 25.0815:00 Mon-FriFalconry show  

The falconer will explain about the use of birds of prey for hunting. The birds are incredibly fast and for a juice chunk of meat they are keen to demonstrate their brilliant flying skills right over your head. Free show.

Ripa Town
29.06 - 25.08 Mon-SunTry your aim at archery  

The hand-made longbows with real arrows are waiting for you. Maybe you are a natural and better than the Viking archers. Take a shot and find out. DKK 25.00 or buy an activity card.

Ring Wall
29.06 - 25.08 Mon-SunMake your own Ripa-coin  

Meet the king's coin minter in Ribe Viking Centre and make your own silver coin. A copy of the coin used in Ripa Marketplace some 1300 years ago. DKK 25.00 or buy an activity card.

Ripa Marketplace
29.06 - 25.08 Mon-SunWood carving  

Visit the carpenter in his workshop in Ripa Town. You're welcome to borrow a draw knife and do some work at the shaving horse. DKK 25,00 or buy an activity card.

Ripa Town
29.06 - 25.08 Mon-SunHands-on activities  

In Ribe VikingeCenter we want you to experience history with all your senses! Grind flour and then bake a flatbread. Learn how to play the old Viking games and invent your own games on the historical playground. Make wooden nails, tie knots, and try on a Viking helmet. Go visit the horses, cows, cats and the rest of the animals on the farm. Let your imagination run free and play along when the Vikings improvise and make history come to life. All these activities are free.

Ribe VikingeCenter
01.07 - 05.07 Mon-FriViking tales and stories  

The Vikings know lots of fantastic stories about gods, heroes and foreign lands. This week they will let you in on some of them and even spice it up a bit with music and acting.

Ribe VikingeCenter
08.07 - 12.07 Mon-FriViking cooking  

The lady of the Manor Farm will show how to make delicious Viking food over an open fire. Get some tips and recipes from her for you to try at home.

Ribe VikingeCenter
16.07 - 18.07 Tue-ThuSlaves, freemen, nobles  

The Viking society was divided into clear social strata, as you will learn more about this week. In the very lowest class, at the absolute bottom were the slaves, the thralls. In the middle class were the freemen, the karls, and at the top of the social hierarchy were the nobles, the jarls. Find out how it is to be a slave with no rights at all. Visit a middle class family and attend the Thing assembly led by the Earl who is in the position to enforce law and order in Ripa.

Ripa Town
21.07 - 27.07 Sun-SatVikings on Icelandic horses  

Meet the Vikings' horses up-close. The Icelandic horse is relatively small, strong, steady and a direct descendant of the horses, which the Vikings brought with them to Iceland in the 9th century. Also, it boasts a fifth gait: Tölt.

Ribe VikingeCenter
29.07 - 04.08 Mon-SunViking warriors!  

The earth is shaking and it smells like trouble. Yes, once again Ripa is on red alert. Schemes and riots are the the topic of this week, which offers thing assemblies, single combat and big fights. Warriors from Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands invade Ribe VikingeCenter to engage in this years role play. You should definitely pay us a visit to experience the tense atmosphere, the fights and the storyline - or stay updated on www.facebook.com/ribevikingecenter.dk.

Ribe VikingeCenter
07.08 - 09.08 Wed-FriViking faith  

Some of the local Vikings in Ripa still keep to the old gods, while others have switched over to the new faith, Christianity. Meet the völva in the house at the sacrificial place. She knows all there is to know about the old gods, runes and herbal plants. On the other side of the river you can visit the Ansgar Church and have a chat with the representatives of the new faith.

Ribe VikingeCenter
13.08 - 15.08 Tue-ThuSlaves, freemen, nobles  

The Viking society was divided into clear social strata, as you will learn more about this week. In the very lowest class, at the absolute bottom were the slaves, the thralls. In the middle class were the freemen, the karls, and at the top of the social hierarchy were the nobles, the jarls. Find out how it is to be a slave with no rights at all. Visit a middle class family and attend the Thing assembly led by the Earl who is in the position to enforce law and order in Ripa.

Ripa Town
17.08 - 18.08 Sat-SunBlacksmiths' gathering  

This weekend skilled Viking blacksmiths meet in Ribe VikingeCenter. Watch as they work on different projects the way the old Danes did.

Ripa Marketplace
24.08 - 25.08 Sat-SunStorytellers' Gathering  

Storytellers meet in Ribe VikingeCenter to learn from each other, tell stories, play music and dance. Join in!

Ribe VikingeCenter