|27.06 - 28.06||Sat-Sun||Glass beadmakers' gathering |
Very skilled glass beadmakers from Denmark and abroad meet in Ribe VikingeCenter to share with us their passion for an ancient handicraft. Small mud-built kilns, iron rods, patience and a steady hand... Using the same techniques that the Vikings did, they are able to create small, magnificent and really cool beads from hot melted lumps of glass. It's pure magic!
|27.06 - 30.08||Mon-Sun||Hands-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 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.
|27.06 - 30.08||Mon-Sun||Try your aim at archery |
The hand-made Viking longbows with real arrows are waiting for you. Try your aim and find out if you are a natural. DKK 30.00 or buy an activity card.
|27.06 - 30.08||Mon-Sun||Make your own Ripa-coin |
In the marketplace in Ribe Viking Centre you can make your own silver coin, an exact copy of the coin used in the marketplace some 1300 years ago. DKK 30.00 or buy an activity card.
|27.06 - 30.08||Mon-Sun||Wood 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 30.00 or buy an activity card.
|27.06 - 30.08||11:30 Mon-Sun||Viking farmer feeds animals |
Come along for the daily animal feeding on the Viking farm. Meet the Icelandic horses, the Icelandic cattle, the sheep, pigs, chickens and cats. Free activity.
|The Viking farm|
|27.06 - 30.08||13:00 Mon-Sun||Warrior training for children 7-13 yrs |
The language is rough when the warriors teach the young recruits how to fight like Vikings with sword and shield. You have better be ready and do as your told. Free activity.
|27.06 - 30.08||15:00 Sat-Sun||A Viking's tale |
Meet up with a Viking in Ribe Viking Centre, for instance the painter, völva, merchant, slave, farmer or jester. Hear their story and learn about life in Viking Ripa. And don't hold back if you have questions! Free activity.
|29.06 - 03.07||Mon-Fri||Viking tales and stories |
The Vikings know lots of fantastic stories about gods, heroes, dragons 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.
|29.06 - 28.08||15:00 Mon-Fri||Falconry show |
Meet the falconer and his beautiful birds of prey. 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.
|08.07 - 12.07||Wed-Sun||Viking cooking |
Nordic food cooked over an open fire. Become inspired as the Vikings will share recipes and show how you can make Viking food at home.
|13.07 - 17.07||Mon-Fri||Viking textiles |
Wool, flax, yarn, plant dyeing, spinning, weaving, sewing, needle binding, embroidery, felting. This week, the Vikings will be working with the different aspects of textiles in Ribe VikingeCenter
|19.07 - 25.07||Sun-Sat||Vikings 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.
|27.07 - 02.08||Mon-Sun||Viking 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.
|05.08 - 07.08||Wed-Fri||Viking faith and wisdom |
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 her hut at the sacrificial place. She knows everything 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.
|11.08 - 13.08||Tue-Thu||Visit the Vikings in Ripa Town |
The Viking families invite you to visit them in their beautiful homes in Ripa Town. Who might they be, how do they stay warm at night, and where is the bathroom? Explore town life in 825 AD and find an answer to all your questions.
|15.08 - 16.08||Sat-Sun||Blacksmiths' gathering |
This weekend skilled Viking blacksmiths meet in Ribe VikingeCenter. Watch as they work on different projects the way the old Danes did.
|18.08 - 20.08||Tue-Thu||Trade at Ripa Harbour |
A Viking boat carrying exotic goods berth at Ripa Harbour 750 AD, and people gather around to bid on all sorts of things from drinking glasses to slaves.
|22.08 - 23.08||Sat-Sun||Storytellers' Gathering |
Storytellers meet in Ribe VikingeCenter to learn from each other, tell stories, play music and dance. Join in!