The Marketplace 710-750 AD

Experience the oldest part of Ribe, the Vikings' marketplace in the begining of the 8th century in Ribe VikingeCenter.

Ribe, Denmark's oldest town was founded around 700 AD on the northern side of the Ribe River where the street St Nicolaj Gade is located today. That's where archaeologists have excavated house floors, layers of waste, lost things and other evidence of the people of that time, crafts and trade goods. The Vikings' original marketplace may be gone today, and yet you can explore the reconstructed market with plank road, workshops and stalls in Ribe VikingeCenter. During our opening season a number of reenactors join us to bring history to life. Why don't you visit, too?