The Old Town Hall in Ribe - our history

Ribe's old Town Hall was built before 1496, and has been used as the town's city hall from 1708 until 2007, when the last town councillor meeting was held.

On the walls in old Commoner's hall hang a collection of portraits of vassals and councillors from 1600-1900.

The former debtor's prison has been converted to a museum about laws and statutes in Ribe. Stories are told about town halls, town gates and commerce. Here, you can see the town's seal, standard dimensions, drinking cup, law book, and spiked mace, thumb screws and more.