Two European travel websites have asked their users:
“Which is the best small town in Europe” among 52 beautiful European towns.
More than 22.000 voted and Ribe in Denmark won the competition. 3965 users voted for Ribe while Obidos in Portugal was next with 3734 votes. See the results: Globalgrasshopper
Ribe is Denmark’s and Scandinavia’s oldest town. It is dated back to the early Viking Era (710AD). Ribe town and its citizens have for many years done a lot to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of Ribe. Latest around the town square and Ribe Cathedral . See photo left.
From Danhostel Ribe you get the best view of both Ribe town and the Wadden Sea National Park.
Ribe harbour and the boat “Johanne Dan” can also be seen from the hostel