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Buildings in Ribe

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With its outstanding status as Denmark's oldest and best preserved town, Ribe offers a unique atmosphere. Ribe is one of the few towns in Denmark, which still has a beautifully preserved medieval town centre with old half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and a beautiful cathedral.

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The Old Town Hall in Ribe
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The Old Town Hall in Ribe

Experience a historic time when you visit the Old Town Hall in Ribe and take a guided tour around the historic rooms.

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Hans Tausens House in Ribe
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Hans Tausens House in Ribe

Hans Tausen's House, on the south side of the cathedral of Ribe. The house is from the 16th century and is all that remains of the bishop's residence. The home of of the Lutheran bishops, among them H...

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Kannikegården in Ribe - award winning architecture
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Kannikegården in Ribe - award winning architecture

Kannikegården (Lundgaard and Tranberg 2016) is beautiful and modern award winning architecture on the cathedral square in Denmark's oldest city, Ribe.

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Porsborgs in Ribe - a listed building
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Porsborgs in Ribe - a listed building

The visitors centre in Ribe is located in the building Porsborg, built in 1582 - two years after the big town fire.

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Taarnborg in Ribe - a renaissance house
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Taarnborg in Ribe - a renaissance house

The Taarnborg building, in the centre of Ribe, was home to the last Catholic priest in Ribe and to Bishop Brorson.

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Ribe Cathedral's Commoner's Tower
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Ribe Cathedral's Commoner's Tower

In 1283 one of the cathedral's two towers crashes, and the square Commoners' Tower is built as the fortress of the city, using the material and the style of the day.

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