A Viking Kiss. A 900 year-old Norse runic code on wooden tablets in some 80 inscriptions has
recently been broken by a runologist. The message was simply “kiss me” .
Maybe this lovely kissing Viking couple sent this message to each other before this Viking kiss.
Viking Warriors fighting with axes at Ribe Viking Market in Denmark.
Ribe Viking Market is really international, but the Arab trader should beware of the Danish Viking
woman – she might give his beard a huge pull if he comes to close to her.
A Viking with a big plaited (braided) beard. Here together with his daughter
A Viking boy playing a Jew’s harp at the international Viking Market in Ribe, Denmark
A cattlewoman and her child are looking after the cattle on the Viking manor farm
Viking child with his mother.
Viking boys playing with a rope. Will they fall into the stream or will they reach the other shore?
The Viking Boys are playing the Norse variant of the Viking board game Tafl or Hnefatafl.
Tafl in Old Norse means “table”. The board game was already played by the Scandinavian
people before A.D. 400.
All the photos are taken by Danhostel Ribe’s photographer, Gudrun Rishede
See more Viking photos on the hostel’s walls and on the postcards “Vadehavskort”.
In Ribe old town you can walk our Viking Walk and in that way follow the footsteps of the Vikings in Denmark’s oldest town: Viking Walk
See also the new lovely photos from Ribe town “Ribe – a photo essay” by Horsens and Beyond – Slow travel in Horsens and Southern Denmark