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You can evoke yesteryear by riding a horse-drawn carriage through the cobblestone streets of Ribe. In summer, you can hire a carriage in Torvet, the central market square. The cost is DKK65 ($11/£6.50) per person for a ride of about 15 minutes, with carriages holding up to five passengers each. For more information, call tel. 75-42-19-94.

Anglers and fishermen head for Storkesøen, an interconnected trio of artificial lakes that are kept well-stocked with fish, especially trout. Known for their appeal to escapists and for their verdant beauty, they lie less than 1.5km (3/4 mile) south of Ribe. A permit allowing 4 consecutive hours of fishing costs DKK105 ($18/£11); 6 hours cost DKK145 ($25/£15); 9 hours go for DKK205 ($35/£21); and a permit good for 20 hours of fishing is priced at DKK470 ($80/£47). For more information, contact Storkesøen, Haulundvej 164 (tel. 75-41-04-11).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.