Ribe Cathedral's Citizens' Tower

Distance: 0.10 Km

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In 1283, one of the Cathedral's two towers collapses, and the square Citizens' Tower is built as the city's fortress in the material and style of the time. Ribe Cathedral's Citizen's Tower is a 52 m high fortress tower built together with Ribe Cathedral. Built around 1300. Access through the Cathedral.

Ribe Cathedral was originally built as a 3-nave church with two identical towers. In 1283, the tower collapsed, and the square civic tower was built as the city's fortress in the material and style of the time. The flat top of the tower is made when the spire collapses in 1594.

Each century has left its mark on the church by building alteration or decoration; most recently with Carl-Henning Pedersen's decoration of the apse from 1982 to 1987.

Access to the church only if there are no church acts.

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