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Ribe celebrates its 1300th anniversary in 2010-Ribe 1300 års jubilæum


The Danish queen Magrethe II has been invited – you are also welcome

Ribe was founded about 700 A.D. and is Denmark’s and Scandinavia’s oldest town.

With a budget of D.kr. 22 mill (2.957.000 Euro) and 250 different activities during the year focused on the history, nature and culture of Ribe it will be the biggest celebration in Ribe’s history ever.

Organisations, businesses, sports clubs, schools, churches, cultural and social groups in the town have planed events to help celebrate this special anniversary year.

Smaller and bigger arrangements will take place all year, some are:

  • The Royal Danish Opera will perform Verdi’s La Traviatta
  • Ribe will be on show in several broadcasts – one of the international, when the cooking show “Perfect Day” will display famous Nordic chefs. One of the chefs Claus Meyer, visits Ribe and cooks with local Wadden Sea products as oysters, mussels, marsh calves and lamb
  • Ribe Viking Market, Denmark’s biggest Viking market, will last for 9 days in 2009
  • Wadden Sea Festival  – the Danish part of the Wadden Sea will be one of Denmark’s first National Parks in 2010
  • Theatre Festival for children and youngsters
  • Animation Festival
  • Culture Night

From 1st January you can read the program on the hostel’s homepage in Danish, English and German

Jens from the hostel has taken part in the planning of the celebration. The hostel is mostly involved in the following arrangements:

  •  Earth hour 201027th March. The global event „turn out the lights”. Lights are out and we walk with the night watchmen through 1300 years of history in Ribe. Ribe’s watchmen will guide us safely through 1300 years of history in Ribe and tell about kings and queens, witches burning, decapitated pirates, fires and floods…
    The walk begins at Danhostel Ribe. Danhostel Ribe and Gammelt Præg (Ribe Town Preservation Organisation) will mark Ribe’s 1300 year anniversary this way. Everyone is welcome
  • My Ribe and Wadden Sea. Photo exhibition at Danhostel Ribe. All year. Over 50 large photos on canvas show the inhabitants of Ribe, their town and nature. All captured with a wink by Gudrun Rishede
  • Tapestry made by the Ribe Quilters. The Ribe Quilters are donating a large tapestry to hang at Ribe Vandrehjem (Danhostel Ribe). The motives on the tapestry are all from Ribe, e. g. the cathedral, the stork in its nest on the old city hall, Sct. Catharinae Church, Queen Dagmar, the storm flood pole and Maren Spliid’s house.