The magnificent complex’s Ribe Cathedral and St. Catharinæ’s Abbey and Monastery are the last remains of all the medieval churches, abbeys, chapels and hospitals of old Ribe.
Had you lived in Ribe during the High Middle Ages, you would have been able to visit ten churches and four abbeys. After the Reformation in 1536, what remained was Ribe Cathedral and also St. Catharinæ’s Church as a parish church, while the Abbey continued to serve as a hospital.
Ribe Cathedral - The Church of Our Lady - from the year 1200 built of Rhenish tuff stone with later Gothic changes and additions made in brick. The Cathedral was originally built as a three-aisled chu...
This beautiful Abbey Sct. Catharinæ Church, just a stone's throw from the splendid cathedral, is one of the oldest and best-preserved monastic buildings in Scandinavia.
Vester Vedsted Church can be traced back to approx. 1175, where it was founded on the dune in Vester Vedsted, originally it is a tuff stone church.
Hjortlund Church is located on an elevation down towards Kongeåen and until the Reformation in 1536 the church belonged to Ribe Cathedral.
Mandø Church was built in 1639 and is one of three known church buildings on Mandø. The sea claimed the earlier churches.