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Ribe is first mentioned in connection with the Apostle of the North, Ansgar, who obtained land from the Danish king around the year 860. It was here Ansgar was given permission to erect a church and to allow a Christian priest to reside. The extend to which such largesse was utilised we do not know because we can only confirm the presence of a bishop and thus a cathedral in Ribe from the year 948.

The medieval town expanded to the westside of the river and in the last half of the century the cathedral was erected in its present form as the town centre.

Today's Ribe is marked by the large number of 17th-century houses, many of which had to be rebuilt after the fire of 1580. That these houses still stands is due solely to two facts: no large outbreaks of fire have occured in Ribe since and the town lost its economic importance from the middle of the 17th century.

(from a tourist broshure)

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  • Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5281 W: 56 N: 10482] (43763)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1990-02-20
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-11-20 2:24
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