Fodor's Expert Review Ribe Domkirke

Ribe Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The Ribe Domkirke stands on the site of one of Denmark's earliest churches, built around AD 860. The present structure, which dates from the 12th century, is built of a volcanic tufa stone, transported by boats from quarries in Cologne, France. Note the Cat Head Door, said to be for the exclusive use of the devil. The 14th-century brick bell tower once clanged out flood and fire warnings to Ribe's citizens and today affords sweeping views of the town's red-slate rooftops and surrounding marshes.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

Torvet 15
Ribe, South Denmark  6760, Denmark


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: DKr 10, Nov.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 11–3; May–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–5; Oct. Mon.–Sat. 11–4. Hrs vary Sun. year-round

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