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Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Syddanmark, Denmark.

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The oldest town in Scandinavia, Ribe began as a Viking seaport in the 8th century. It had evolved into a thriving center of trade by medieval times, spurring the construction of many Gothic structures. In fact, the town is a stop on the European Route of Brick Gothic, a chain of cities united by their architecture, particularly the unique style of their church towers. Catharinae Church and the Ribe Cathedral are two of Ribe’s most famous buildings; however, there are a number of sites, both natural and man-made, that make Ribe worth visiting. The town’s Night Watchman happily informs visitors all about the town’s many attributes through songs and stories as he makes his nightly jaunts through Ribe in the summer months.

Ribe Tourist Information Website.

Written by  Sarah Clise.

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