Sunday, 6 January 2013

Ribe, Denmark


Card no 328 - Christina

Although this card came from Germany its sender works in Denmark. 

 Ribe Cathedral is visible for miles across the flat landscape, and it is amazing to think that travellers have been met by this sight since the middle of the 13th century when it was completed. Ribe Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Denmark.

It became the only five-aisled cathedral in Denmark following numerous alterations and additions. The present-day building is characterised by a wealth of different styles and interesting details.

There are sepulchral monuments to some of the most powerful men of the town and the nation as a whole, as well as the oldest sepulchral monument in Scandinavia, erected by King Valdemar the Conqueror to a son who died in 1231.

Ribe Cathedral has been awarded top marks by the French Michelin Travel Guide for sights and attractions. The cathedral was awarded three stars, the highest accolade possible, and an honour accorded only to 15 attractions in Denmark.

1 comment:

Welcome. I love it when visitors comment - even if it's only to say "Hi, I've been here!"