Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live
– The Book of Exodus 22:18
The museum tells a frightening story of how the fear of witches swept across Denmark and Europe
in the 16th and 17th centuries – a fear that led to witch trials and gruesome consequences.
Ribe was a major centre forDenmark’s witch trials. Indeed, the streets around HEX! Museum of Witch Hunt formed the setting for the most famous case in Denmark:
the trial of Maren Spliids, a tailor’s wife who was burned as a witch in 1641.
Some of those buildings still exist, creating an authentic environment for the museum’s compelling story.
The museum is not suitable for young children