Ribe Southern Jutland

Ribe pedestrian street

interior design

It is a completely unique, historical experience with a stay or dinner at Hotel Dagmar. But the city and the area are at least as interesting as staying at Hotel Dagmar. The former royal city has had a prominent role in the country's history, as Denmark's oldest city at over 1300 years and is probably one of the world's most beautiful cities. Its history deals with Vikings, kings and queens, Christianity and bishops, witches, storms and fires.

The town was already a trading town in the Viking Age, with good access to the sea and Ribe Oh, that winds through the city. For several centuries was Ribe an important trading city and a center of power for kings and the influential church. Around the year 860, Ansgar built Denmark's first Christian church.

But around the year 1500 began Ribe its decline. After the Reformation in 1536, the church's power and presence in the city disappeared. The merchant ships sailed to a greater extent around Skagen and Copenhagen, as long-distance trade gained ground and the river silted up and lost its importance. In 1580, the city was hit by large fires, where more than 200 houses burned down. An incident that set the market town back so much that it has never fully recovered to its glory to this day. In return means Ribes stagnation, that the city still appears in many places as a well-preserved medieval city, where you can find details everywhere that most other cities have long since lost. Including several preserved medieval stone houses in the city, Denmark's oldest cathedral, most of the monastery buildings and the Nordics' oldest half-timbered house from 1490.

The hotel's original house was destroyed by the same fire, but was rebuilt in 1581. Since then, the building has been owned by councillors, innkeepers, manufacturers, as well as Ribe Tourist association. At the beginning of the 1900th century, the hotel was called Greisens Hotel, but in 1912 it was bought and rebuilt into a modern Hotel Dagmar with a preserved medieval look.

Queen Dagmar names the hotel

Hotel Dagmar is named after Queen Dagmar, who married King Valdemar Sejr at the beginning of the 1200th century. Dagmar was originally from the Czech Republic with the name Margreta/Dragomir, but was given the Danish name Dagmar, which means the bright and friendly woman. She was praised for her beauty and concern for others, and was called by many the queen of the people. The royal couple had resistance in Ribe and it is also in Ribe, that Dagmar dies in childbirth, only 26 years old.

With surroundings that are so historically enriched, Hotel Dagmar also tries to draw the rich history of the city and the area into your stay. With a Black Sol stay, you can experience an absolutely impressive natural phenomenon. You can also experience a fine and musical visit during your culinary experience, when Ribes guards come to visit the restaurant. The guards also take guests on a guided tour of the Ribe .