Nestled in the western coast of Denmark, Ringkobing is an idyllic vacation spot to visit if you want a taste of the colorful history of the nation dating back to the Middle Ages. This city is located in the Central Jutland peninsula, in Midtyjlland. In English, the name Ringkobing means “the market town near Rindum,” referring to a place where the first church in the area was built. According to sources, Ringkobing has been around since the 13th century, and is currently home to nearly 10,000 residents.
Ringkobing and its residents are proud of their heritage, and they also highly value their environment. People attend beach combing events to clean the area, and there are also many venues where visitors can relax and appreciate the natural beauty of Ringkobing in Denmark. One great spot to visit for the whole family is the Tipperne Nature Reserve, where you can get a chance to see a myriad of bird species. The Tipperne Nature Reserve is a protected area and is a haven for migratory birds from all over Europe. The birds can be seen by car while on the road, or even at a viewing tower in the facility.
There are also several old buildings and churches to view while in the city, and one popular museum is the Ringkobing Museum Osterport, featuring exhibits of artists from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. A few streets in Ringkobing, like the Ostergade, Algade, and Strandgade have well-kept and preserved buildings that have been erected in the 1800’s. It will be like taking a trip through time as you stroll along these streets with their old shops and food stores. If you want to relax for a while after your tour of Ringkobing, you can stop by Alkjer Lukke, where most families and visitors have picnics as they feed ducks at the ponds. Many tourists like this park because of the peacefulness it offers.
For the thrill seekers, Ringkobing has many activities to pursue, mostly centered on water sports, since the city has an ideal location next to the sea. As many reviews explain, windsurfing is very popular in Ringkobing, because of the moderate and strong winds and shallow waters in the area. There are many facilities in the city where tourists can have short courses on windsurfing, so even beginners can get a taste and enjoy the sun and surf of Ringkobing.
To tickle your palate, there are also several restaurants in various cuisines that are available in Ringkobing. For great seafood and Scandinavian dishes, you can stroll by the town square, or on Hvide Sande. Hvide Sande is a town in Ringkobing which serves as a welcome port for sailors of the North Sea.
If you want to shop for souvenirs and keepsakes to remember Ringkobing by, you can visit Stauning, where shops selling artwork, ceramics, pottery, and sculptures are sold. There are also guided tours in the area, where visitors have a chance to see first-hand the traditional and old style of creating these fine Ringkobing masterpieces.