Ribe is the oldest town of Denmark, situated in southwest Jutland. Until 1 January 2007, it was the seat of both the surrounding Municipality, and County. Ribe is now part of the enlarged Esbjerg Municipality newly created Region Syddanmark.
28 Aug 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
28 Aug 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
28 Aug 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
Ribe Cathedral or Our Lady Maria Cathedral is located in the town centre, on the west coast of southern Jutland, Denmark. It was founded in the Viking Era as the first Christian church in Denmark by Ansgar, a missionary monk from Hamburg, under permission of the pagan King Horik I. The cathedral has experienced several damaging events throughout its long history and has been restored, expanded and decorated repeatedly. As it stands today, Ribe Cathedral is the best preserved Romanesque building in Denmark, but reflects a plethora of different architectural styles and artistic traditions
28 Aug 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
28 Aug 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
28 Aug 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
Ansgar was the missionary bishop who built the first Danish church, just in Ribe around 860, at the highest point in the area where he was allowed by King Horik to build a church and let a priest take a residence. The more than five meter high artwork, made in 2015, at a total price of 2.5 million kr is the New Carlsberg Foundation's gift for the newly built square around the cathedral in Denmark's oldest city.
28 Aug 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
28 Aug 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
28 Aug 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell