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Guide Michelin. Top 14 Attractions in Denmark. 3-star attractions

Michelin Guide. Restaurants and attractions.
France’s world famous Guide Michelin is probably mostly known for awarding the world’s best restaurants 1-3 stars. Guide Michelin has been rating restaurants and hotels since 1900. Most restaurants never manage to get a single star, and it’s a dream come true for every gourmet restaurant to have a Michelin star – to have 2 or 3 stars is almost impossible.
Attractions in the world also have Michelin stars and Danhostel Ribe’s view is awarded both 2 and the maximum three Michelin Stars. I’ll explain later.

 

Danish Michelin stared restaurants
In Denmark only restaurants in Copenhagen are awarded with Michelin stars though some of the best Danish restaurants are other places in the country. In 2011 Copenhagen’s restaurants got 11 Michelin stars and maintained its position as northern Europe’s gourmet city. But no restaurants had 3 stars. The world’s best restaurant for the second year in a row, Noma, got 2 stars as the only one in Denmark, while Geranium (also in Copenhagen), where the world’s best chef, Rasmus Kofoed, is head chef was wondering why they didn’t get any stars at all.
In the rest of Denmark we wonder why the Michelin Guides don’t include restaurants in Denmark outside Copenhagen. According to the Danish Gourmet Guide 2012 (Den Danske Spiseguide) the best restaurant in Denmark is:  Henne Kirkeby Kro.  It is placed at the West Coast, exactly 61,3 km from Danhostel Ribe.
Could Henne Kirkeby Kro get 3 Michelin stars if they had the chance? When it comes to the New Nordic kitchen you don’t get better products than those from the salt marshes in the Wadden Sea National Park. And of course you find these products at Henne Kirkeby Kro. In Michael Booth’s blog are photos of some of the dishes they serve.

Danish 3 star Michelin attractions. Maximum three stars awarded attractions in Denmark
Michelin’ green guides award attractions in the world from 1 to 3 stars.
14 Danish attractions have 3 stars.
Attractions in the world with 3 stars you might know:  Tower of London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Empire State Building in New York, the Sphinx of Giza in Egypt, Pompei in Italy, etc.
But we are so lucky, that our view (see the photo) gets both 2 and 3 stars, since Ribe town (Ribe by) gets 2 stars and Ribe Cathedral (Ribe Domkirke) 3 stars.
It’s possible to have the best view of both Ribe Cathedral (Ribe Domkirke) and Ribe old town  for Danish hostel prices at Danhostel Ribe.

A wintertime view from Danhostel Ribe (Ribe Cathedral, 3 stars in Guide Michelin ), Wintertime in Ribe town (Ribe town 2 stars in Guide Michelin)
A wintertime view from Danhostel Ribe (Ribe Cathedral, 3 stars in Guide Michelin ), Wintertime in Ribe town (Ribe town 2 stars in Guide Michelin)

The only other one with 3 stars in the peninsula Jutland is the Open Air Museum in Aarhus: Den Gamle By – “The Old Town” (see the photo).
In Funen the quarter around H. C. Andersens house has 3 stars, the last 3 starred attractions in Denmark are in Copenhagen and Sealand:  Copenhagen City, Nyhavn Port (photo), the National Fine Arts Museum, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, the National Museum, Rosenborg Castle, the Museum of Art Louisiana, Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg – Elsinore Castle, Roskilde Cathedral, Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde
The highest awarded cities in Denmark are:  Aarhus, Roskilde and Ribe – 2 stars and Copenhagen 3 stars

 

What do the Michelin Stars mean?
1 star for attractions the Green Guide finds interesting
2 stars for attractions the Green Guide finds worth a detour
3 stars for attractions the Green Guide finds exceptional and worth a special journey

 

Confused? Did you hear about placed with 4 or 5 stars?
1-3 Michelin Stars are awarded for the quality of the food and not for the luxury of the place.
1-5 Michelin “forks and knives” are awarded for the luxury of the place, five being a “Luxurious restaurant”.
1-5 In many countries hotels five being “Luxurious restaurant”. Danish hotels are rated 1-5.
1-5 Danish Family- and Youth Hostels called Danhostels have their own rating system from 1 to 5:
Danhostel Ribe has 4 stars.

Nyhavn Copenhagen. Guide Michelin 3 stars
Nyhavn Copenhagen. Guide Michelin 3 stars
The old town in Aarhus - Den gamle by i Århus. 3 Michelin Stars
The old town in Aarhus - Den gamle by i Århus. 3 Michelin Stars

Stress af i Ribe i ferien

Stress af i Ribe
Stress af i Ribe

Hvorfor sidde i bilen og køre sydpå med lange bilkøer og ulidelig varme, når man kan stresse af og nyde tilværelsen i Danmark?

Hvorfor er Ribe ideel til afstresning?

Først og fremmest fordi byen er autentisk. En gåtur blandt de gamle huse, smalle gader og toppede brosten giver ro i sindet. Man sætter automatisk farten ned for at nyde alle sanseindtrykkene. F.eks.

• De flotte døre, stokroserne og blomsterkrukkerne som ripenserne sætter
   uden for døren for at glæde sig selv og andre.
• Vandet, der klukker i de mange åer i byen, og som har givet Ribe tilnavnet
   ”Danmarks Venedig”
• Gedernes brægen, ændernes rappen, frøernes  kvækken, rørdrummens
   kalden, suset fra stæreflokkens vinger (sort sol), vinden i træerne – alt
   efter hvilken af byens parker man besøger og på hvilken årstid.
• Lyset, der spiller så smukt i Carl Henning Pedersens flotte glasmosaikker i
   Ribe Domkirke
• Domkirkeklokken, der bryder stilheden med tonerne til Dronning Dagmar ligger udi i Ribe syg og Brorsons: Den yndigste rose
   er fundet.
• Vægteren, der med sin lygte i hånden, synger ripenserne til ro, når solen er gået ned
• Det store udsyn over Ribemarsken og Vadehavet (Nationalpark Vadehavet)  – over 30 km. i klart vejr fra Ribe Domkirkes tårn –
  når man har kæmpet og pustet sig op ad de 248 trin til toppen
• Smagsløgene kan tilfredsstilles i én af de mange caféer med borde ved åen, i gårde og på gågaden
• Osv., osv., osv.
Bliver man træt, kan man sætte sig på én af de mange bænke – i byen, i parkerne og ved åerne – og nyde indtrykkene og filosofere lidt over tilværelsen. Bænkene kan dog meget vel være optaget af ripenserne selv, der sidder der og følger med i gadens liv eller ”klarer verdenssituationen”.

 

Ripensere på bænk
Ripensere på bænk

Jo, stressede arbejdsmennesker kunne have gavn af sådan en tur.

Vi andre nyder det hele dagligt. Også i vores arbejde, for Danhostel Ribe ligger midt i det hele med Ribes mest fotograferede udsigt til Ribe Domkirke, Ribe Å, Skibbroen – og alligevel også med Hovedengen (Nationalpark Vadehavet) uden for døren.

 
Og det bedste af det hele.

Vi behøver ingen forskere til at fortælle os, at alle disse dejlige indtryk har stor betydning for menneskers velvære, vi kan nemlig mærke det på os selv og på vores gæster .

The official opening of Ribe’s 1300th anniversary in Ribe Cathedral is tomorrow the 8th January at 4 pm.

Ribe. 1300 års jubilæum 2010When Ribe’s 1300th anniversary is opened in Ribe Cathedral with speeches by Danish culture minister Carina Christensen, Mayor Johnny Søtrup, and with music by famous flute player Michala Petri and Vestjysk Symfoniorkester 1000 Ribe citizens will be there to celebrate it. We will also be there.
Events, concerts, exhibitions, etc in 2010 at Ribe’s 1300 years celebration can be seen on the hostel’s homepage now in 3 languages (Danish, English and German) and will be updated on a regular basis: Danhostel Ribe (Look for the 1300 years logo on the front page for every language)