To wander through the old town is to travel back though time. As evidenced by the numerous memorial plaques, many of the beautiful buildings can be linked to famous people and certain periods of the thousand-year history of the town.
Journalist, social reformist and documentary photographer Jacob A. Riis, who was called "New York's Most Useful Citizen" by President Roosevelt.
The story of politician Hans Andersen Krüger is the story of being Slesviger, Sønderjyde and Danes.
Commemorating the historian Anders Sørensen Vedel 1542 - 1616
Ambrosius Stub was a Danish poet and lived in Ribe from 1752 to 1758.
Anders Christensen Bording He was a Danish poet and journalist. He was born in Ribe on the 21st of January 1619.
Kjeld Abell was a known dramatist and writer. He was born in Ribe the 25th of August 1901.
Plaque commemorating Jens Olsen who built the famous world clock in Copenhagen City Hall
Oluf Ring - known composer. Born in Jelling the 24th of December 1884. In 1901 he decided to study to become a teacher and in 1905 he graduated.
A memorial in Ribe of the composer Rued Langgaard, born in Copenhagen on July 28, 1893.
In Sønderportsgade 3, where Tailor Laurids Spliid and his wife Maren lived, one can see today the memorial plaque for Maren Spliid.
Memorial plague of the scientist Emil Christian Hansen (1842 - 1909)
In 1903, Niels Ryberg Finsen received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his treatment of lupus vulgaris (skin tuberculosis) with light.
Ribe and the wars in southern Jutland 1848-50 and 1864.
Ribe and World War 2
Memorial stone for the lord and prefekt of Ribe, Verner Jasper Andreas Moltke
Monument donated by The Wahl-Henius Institute, Chicago commemorating the yeast physiologist Emil Christian Hansen
In front of the Viking Museum an enormous sculpture made in bronze has been created by a well-known Danish artist John Olesen, born 1938.
Ansgar, the first bishop in Denmark - sculptor from 2015
The monument, designed by Anders Bundgaard (1864-1937) in granite and bronze, was raised in 1929 after the laying out of St Catherine Place.
August Saabyes bronze statue of Hans Adolf Brorson, 1895.
Queen Dagmar in lonely majesty.
Johannes Bjerg's Statue of the Theologian Hans Tausen, 1942.
The flood column was erected in 1920, an impressive oak pole with bronze rings and with its gilded "hat" it could look like a mooring pole for gondolas in Venice.
The storm surge column stands on the road through the dunes past the rescue station down to the sea. It tells of Mandø's close contact with the not always peaceful Wadden Sea.