Water organ show at the river outside the hostel
A beautiful and very special sight could be seen at the river outside the hostel’s windows the 2nd and third April. It was a gift from the fire brigade in Güstrow, Ribe’s twin town in Germany. Together with the fire brigade of Visselhövede they have given Ribe a fantastic water organ show for birthday present because of Ribe’s 1300 year anniversary. It was an explosion of water, colours and music and the height of the fountain followed the music. The show was performed by fire men craftsmen (not computers). The water organ was placed on the hostel’s side of the river and pumped 1000 liters of water from the river per minute for the show…an alternative occupation for fire men, when they are not putting out fires.
Hundreds of Ribe citizens and tourists came to see the beautiful show, and at Danhostel Ribe we have been very safe these Eastern days because the hostel has been swarming with fire men.
Ribe’s fire brigade has also showed the development of Ribe fire brigade the last 120 years in a procession though Ribe and it has been possible to visit them at the fire station and on the meadow outside the hostel.
Here you can enjoy the show broadcasted by Danish Television TVSyd
And here you can see one of Ribe fire brigade’s old beautiful vehicles