Old Town Hall

Ribe, Denmark

The old Town Hall of Ribe was built before 1496, and has been used as the town’s city hall from 1708 until 2007, when the last town councillor meeting was held. On the walls in old Commoner’s hall hang a collection of portraits of vassals and councillors from 1600-1900. The former debtor’s prison has been converted to a museum about the laws and statutes in Ribe. Stories are told about town halls, town gates and commerce. Here, you can see the town’s seal, standard dimensions, drinking cup, law book, and spiked mace, thumb screws and more.



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Founded: 1496
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Denmark
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Denmark)

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Koen (10 months ago)
The 15th century Old Town Hall (Det gamle Rådhus) of Ribe is sometimes regarded as the oldest city hall in Denmark. This is not true for two reasons: the old town hall of Næstved is half a century older and, moreover, the building only became the town hall of Ribe in 1708 (before that it was two houses). However, the Town Hall, built in Brick Gothic, is one of the few medieval buildings in Denmark's oldest town.
Noelia Alentorn Frank (2 years ago)
Impressive historical place we chose to get married in. The ceremony was fully in English and the staff was so nice I would recommend anyone to marry here!
Phil Parker (3 years ago)
Impressive historical place well worth a visit (as is so much in Ribe)
Haris Idrees (4 years ago)
Nice place forever etched in our memory since we got married there.
Karoline Löschner (6 years ago)
Der schönste Ort zum heiraten
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