Ribe was a king's town
The town of Ribe blossomed to become Denmark's only medieval North Sea Port and the presence of church and royal representatives in Ribe, underscored its high profile status in the Danish kingdom. The king spent time in Ribe, residing in Riberhus Castle that was built on Slotsbanken, where only a few scattered wall ruins remain. See the castle to the left on the drawing.
On Slotsbanken only a few remaining bricks of the castle and moat can be seen today. As well as the statue of Queen Dagmar, made by Anne Marie Carl Nielsen, erected in 1913.