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Virtual tour of Danhostel Ribe, Denmark. Google maps. Virtuel rundtur på Danhostel Ribe

Look inside the hostel
Now you can take a walk through Danhostel Ribe– and since the virtual tour is made by 360⁰ photos, you can decide to be a fly on the wall, to look in the corners –  and go wherever you want to go.
Go into our rooms, our backyard, our dining room, our sports hall, our sitting room,  guests’ kitchen, conference rooms and look out the windows to see the hostel’s view

Virtuel rundtur på Danhostel Ribe
Nu kan du gå en virtuel tur gennem Danhostel Ribe –  turen er lavet af 360⁰ fotos, kan du vælge at være en flue på væggen, at kigge i hjørnerne – og gå hvorhen du ønsker på vores vandrehjem. F.eks ind på vores værelser, i vores gårdhave, vores spisestue, vores sportshal, vores dagligstue, gæstekøkken, konferencelokaler – og du kan kigge ud af vinduerne for at se vandrerhjemmet flotte udsigt

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1. Start at the reception desk – walk to the right and go to conference rooms, sports hall, dining room and sitting room – or go straight on

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2.  Or start in our biggest and best rooms: A++ rooms. They are on our top floor (second floor-no elevator) and have Ribe’s best view. These rooms all have national park and medieval town view.

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3. Here you can decide to go to the right and see our sports hall or to the left and see the hostel’s  dinning room and breakfast table, from the dining room you can walk up the stairs to the sitting room

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Denmark’s prettiest market towns

Today Denmark’s most beautiful market towns/cities have been found
in a competition promoted  by Bygningskultur Danmark (Building Culture Denmark).

Here are the winners:

View from Danhostel Ribe
View from Danhostel Ribe
  1. Svaneke
  2. Ribe
  3. Ebeltoft
  4. Helsingør

You will find a nice Danhostel  (Danhostels are HI Hostels in Denmark) in each of these 4 cities, so don’t hesitate to visit all of them.

Danhostel Ribe congratulates Svaneke.
Svaneke won – but can anyone compete with the view we have from Danhostel Ribe :-)

Take a look at the photo

15 Danish cities were competing. All these cities were chosen because of their ability to preserve the cities’  original medieval environments and at the same time be active cities with business, tourism and settlement.

Are you confused of what a market town is  you can read more here: Danish Heritage Tours
Here you can see the final result of the competition:  Bygningskultur Danmark

 

Danmarks smukkeste købstæder
I dag er Danmarks smukkeste købstad fundet i en konkurrence udskrevet af Bygningskultur Danmark:

Her er vinderne:

Udsigt fra Danhostel Ribe
Udsigt fra Danhostel Ribe
  1. Svaneke
  2. Ribe
  3. Ebeltoft
  4. Helsingør

Du vil finde et dejligt Danhostel i hver af disse 4 byer, så tøv ikke med at besøge alle 4 byer.
Danhostel Ribe lykønsker Svaneke. Men selvom Svaneke vandt, er der vist ikke nogen, der kan konkurrere med udsigten vi har fra Danhostel Ribe :-)
Er der?- se bare fotoet

 

15 danske byer konkurrerede. Alle disse byer var valgt på grund af deres evne til at bevare byernes oprindelige middelalderlige omgivelser og på samme tid være aktive byer med erhverv, turisme og bosættelse.
Her kan du se de 15 byer, og det endelige resultat af konkurrencen: Bygningskultur Danmark

Christmas Card from Denmark’s oldest town

 

Cristmas Card from Denmark
Cristmas Card from Denmark

A new Christmas card from Danhostel Ribe  as a tribute to our beautiful town and as one of the last celebrations of Ribe’s 1300 year anniversary this year.
It’s really been a fantastic year and we have had many happy guests visiting us.

The picture is from the poetic footpath over Ribe River from the hostel to Ribe old town. The bench is just one of Ribe’s many benches where the Ribe citizens sit and enjoy our beautiful town while they discuss important matters when the weather is a little warmer.
The photographer is Gudrun Rishede, who has also made the hostel’s postcards Vadehavskort and all the Ribe and Wadden Sea National Park photos that you can enjoy at the hostel.

The Christmas card can be seen/bought at Danhostel Ribe from now.

 

Julekort fra Danmarks ældste by. Resume på dansk:

Danhostel Ribes julekort viser gangstien over Ribe å fra vandrehjemmet til den gamle by og én af Ribes mange bænke, hvor ripenserne nyder den smukke by og diskuterer stort og småt, når vejret er lidt varmere. Postkortet er fotograferet af Gudrun Rishede, som også har fotograferet vores andre postkort ”Vadehavskort” og alle de mange fotos fra Ribe og Nationalpark Vadehavet, der har sørget for vandrehjemmets helt en egen stemning.

Julekortene kan ses/købes på Danhostel Ribe fra nu af.

Is this a hostel breakfast?

Yes, this is the breakfast buffet at Danhostel Ribe, Denmark. This little video takes you around the table. OK you might miss some unhealthy hot sausages or bacon, but instead you get quality products as air dried ham, homemade bread, the hostel’s famous homemade muesli, freshly baked breakfast rolls picked up every day from Ribe’s best bakery (I know that because the locals queue up every weekend morning – and they DON’T do it because the rolls are cheap), several cheeses to choose among, yoghurt, fresh fruit, etc. In summer time you can even eat the famous Danish Pickled Herring. This hostel is eco-labeled and don’t worry you can eat and drink as much as you want for only 65,- d.kr (half price for children with parents). SO can you live without hot sausages, beans and bacon, don’t miss the breakfast buffet at the hostel.

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 .

New Scandinavian Cooking and Claus Meyer in Ribe, Denmark 2010

TV Chef Claus Meyer visited Ribe and the Wadden Sea as the only destination in Denmark in the television series New Scandinavian Cooking.  New Scandinavian Cooking is a cooking series but at the same time a travelling series, so you can look forward to both delicious food and beautiful filming. (Other names for the same: Perfect Day – Smag på Norden – Smag på Danmark)

Danhostel Ribe had the pleasure of Claus Meyer and his crew staying at the hostel for several days
while they were filming this program in Ribe and the Wadden Sea. Some of the program was filmed on the meadow just outside the hostel with Ribe Cathedral and the River as background. In this trailer you can see the view from the hostel (06:59-7:01), and on the film photo over this text you can see Claus Meyer on Ribe River – with the Cathedral on the right side  (06:37- 06:59) (the hostel is situated on the left side of the river)

 
The last programs in the Scandinavian Cooking program were shown in more than 60 countries all over the world.
Probably these new programs with world premiere in 2010 will be shown in even more countries, because Nordic food has been even more popular since in 2010 the Danish gourmet restaurant NOMA with the chef René Redzepi and 2 Michelin stars  – and chef Claus Meyer as one of the co-owners – won the unofficial “world championship” for restaurants “the San Pellegrino Awards”. It is the first time a Danish restaurant wins the price in the magazine ahead of restaurants as Spain’s El Bulli and Britain’s The Fat Duck. To help elect the best restaurant in the world were 806 chefs, gastronomers and food reviewers.
The other chefs in the cooking series are Andreas Viestad, one of Norway’s most famous TV-chefs and a respected food writer and Tina Nordstrom, who is by far Sweden’s most celebrated TV-chef.
We hope you will enjoy the trailer – though it is in Danish – but if we find it in English we will let you know. And if YOU find out before us please let us know

If you don’t know: NOMA means Nordisk Mad (Nordic food)
Enjoy this new  film from  NOMA, the world’s best restaurant 2010 (this one is in English…) – and read about the Food Snob’s visits at NOMA 

How we made local photos serve as appetizers for tourists in Ribe and in the new National Park

turismens-dagAt Danhostel Ribe we have decided to “take the town and the National Park” into the hostel by decorating our walls with more than 50 large photos on canvas. All the photos are from Ribe town and the Wadden Sea National Park.
This decision was one of the best we have made to make the house inviting and we have noticed that the photos cheer up both guests at our hostel, ourselves, and also the many local people who visit the hostel. 
The photos show citizens, nature, details in the old town, and all the motives are captured with great love to the area and its inhabitants. Some are also captured with a wink in the eye.
In that way we made Ribe and the Wadden Sea National Park come into the hostel – but we also opened the door to the surroundings in the way that people wanted to see more and experience and find the beautiful, funny, different places and persons “caught” with the camera

29th of May. Guided tour in the Photo Exhibition “My Ribe and Wadden Sea” by Gudrun Rishede

29th of May we – and many others in Ribe and Denmark – focus on “Tourism Day”. We do it by giving a free guided tour in the Photo Exhibition from 11am to 12am.
At the same time it will be possible to see the facilities of the hostel, rooms, common facilities, sports hall and conference facilities – or discuss our work with sustainable tourism. See also the invitation on our facebook 
The photos are all photographed by me, Gudrun Rishede – one of the writers on this blog and married to the manager of Danhostel Ribe, Jens Philipsen. I have photographed since I was child, and have through the years sold photos to among others: Danish Tourist Board, Ribe Tourist Board, Norden – Nordic Council of Ministers, Pilotprojekt Nationalpark Vadehavet and Ribe Viking Centre.
I have also made postcards from the local area, Vadehavskort (Wadden Sea Post Cards), which are sold from the hostel, Ribe Tourist board, Ribe Viking Museum and a few other places in the Wadden Sea area. I have also been honoured to be artist of the month in Ribe Art Club a couple of years ago and have one of my photos shown at Ribe Art Museum the winter 2009/10.

Danhostel Ribe and INNOTOUR – a case of sustainable tourism best practice

INNOTOUR - innovation in tourism businesses
INNOTOUR - innovation in tourism businesses

Danhostel Ribe participates now in INNOTOUR started by University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Tourism, and Innovation and Communication (TIC) .
INNOTOUR is a web-based open platform showing examples of best practices in tourism development to create more innovation in our Wadden Sea region and it has received support from EU structural funds, the National IT and Telecom Agency under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and from the University of Southern Denmark.

 
Danhostel Ribe – sustainable tourism best practice
We participate as an example for sustainable tourism best practice and we hope that researchers, tourism educators, students and businesses committed to furthering the development and dissemination of knowledge in the field of sustainable tourism and innovation will “visit” our case, read it and comment on it
Comments that will bring us further without big expenses and which we are able to implement at once are very welcome, but we also welcome long-sighted more difficult innovative ideas.
We accept challenges – all though we are aware they are big some of them.

 
As a hostel our guests expect the cheapest prices but they don’t accept much less comfort, quality and service than they can get in hotels. We just have to work more and run faster.
Our rooms are not very big , they don’t have minibar and TV – BUT we have Ribe’s most unique location, many common rooms (-also with TV), sports hall, morning buffet with higher quality and lower price than many hotels, free wireless network, guest’s own kitchen, lots of tourist information, bicycle rentals, etc.
But though we have had a green certification since 1997 not many of our guests mention this as a reason to stay at the hostel – we have a very big percentage of repeat-visitors among tourists and groups but very few mention the green initiatives instead they repeat their visit because of the atmosphere, service and unique location in Denmark’s oldest town with a panoramic view of old Ribe, the river and the Wadden Sea National Park.

 
We would like to point out that the challenges are big in our area. Living in the middle of the new National Park Wadden Sea and its fantastic nature adventures and furthermore in Denmark’s oldest and best preserved town, tourists will not be less in the future, when the world finds out what a beauty we have kept almost for ourselves for many years.  
If tourism is practiced with great responsibility and in harmony with the environment, Ribe and the Wadden Sea area will keep their outstanding authenticity and their rich biological and cultural diversity – in other words: it will still be the town and the nature that we – who live here – are so proud of, love  and enjoy every day.
You are welcome to comment on and discuss this – either here on this blog or on our INNOTOUR case
If you want to know more about Danhostel Ribe’s environmental consciousness, read here:
 
Danhostel Ribe Green Key –  Green Key  – Hotlist of THE Best Green Hotels  – Environmentally friendly hotels