Half an hour from Copenhagen lies Roskilde - A city of both kings and Vikings. Its cathedral is the final resting place of no less than 38 Danish monarchs.

It was easy access to a natural harbour at the end of the fjord which led the Vikings to establish a town and commercial centre here, and this is borne out by the discovery of five Viking ships in the fjord, which can now be seen in the Viking Ship Museum.

On the museum island there are workshops and conservation projects, ongoing reconstructions of Viking ships and the possibility of going sailing on the fjord in a copy of an original Viking longboat.

A music city Roskilde has a pedestrian street running down the center of the city, with many shops, restaurants, and cafees. Several tourist attractions draw visitors from around Denmark and the world.

Other than the cathedral, which attend more than a 125.000 visitors a year, Roskilde is also the city where around 100.000 music lovers come to every summer for the Roskilde Festival. The Roskilde Festival is among the biggest in Europe. During the festival the population in Roskilde rises with more than 200 percent.

Opening hours

01/01/2011 - 31/12/2020 Monday - Sunday

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4000 Roskilde


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  • Type

    • Of architectural interest



Longitude : 12.080154418
Latitude : 55.641367775