A World Heritage Site, Vikings and rock-n-roll await you in the cathedral city of Roskilde.
History, culture and beautiful nature are in generous supply a short 25 minutes from Copenhagen, not to mention inviting restaurants where you can relax and soak up your experiences.
The history of Roskilde and the surrounding areas dates back to the Viking and Middle Ages. One of the main attractions is the royal tombs in Roskilde Cathedral, an impressive architectural gem that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Roskilde is also a well-known destination for young people. RAGNAROCK museum offers interactive exhibitions on rock and pop music and youth culture, while the Viking Ship Museum, with its living historical workshops, is a delight for children. But Roskilde is also a modern city with a pedestrian zone filled with shops and cafés.
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History is all around you. Traces of Roskilde’s golden age as Denmark’s first capital and centre of power for both royalty and the church are visible everywhere.
2. Multiple springs
It’s no accident that Roskilde’s name derives from the Danish word for spring, kilde. North of the Alps, it ranks as the city with the most springs.
3. UNESCO World Heritage Site
In 1995 Roskilde Cathedral was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique architecture, ranking it among world famous monuments such as the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Wall of China.
Discover Roskilde with the whole family
History is hidden in every brick and around every corner.
Come for a visit and explore the city’s vibrant history in exciting ways.
Did you know? 💡
Lejre used to be the centre of power in Denmark and the seat of the king in the Viking Age and the early Iron Age – not just for an individual king or for a short while, but for more than 500 years. This is why Lejre is known as the birthplace of our kingdom and as the home of the fabled kings known as Skjoldungerne.
Visit the charming old royal hunting lodge, the former
residence of Frederik VII and Countess Danner 👑
Explore the study of Frederik VII, the Countess’
chambers and the exhibition of golden national heritage treasures or enjoy the beautiful castle park, where you find 54 monuments of famous Danish and Norwegian men and women 🌳🤩
Yesterday @sagnlandetlejre opened its doors and you can now experience Denmark's largest royal hall - the Viking's Royal Arena 🤩👑 as well as you can go on adventures in the Stone, Iron and Viking Ages 🤩
Many of our attractions are now opening their doors to fun, exciting, and immersive experiences for the whole family! 🥳
We have gathered 5️⃣ suggestions for what you should experience 👆🤩
Check out our website for more suggestions. Link in bio 👉 @Visitfjordlandet
1️⃣ Ragnarock by Rasmus Hjortshøj @museumragnarock
2️⃣ Vikingeskibsmuseet by Werner Karrasch @vikingshipmuseum
3️⃣ Willumsens Museum @willumsensmuseum
4️⃣ Museet for Samtidskunst @samtidskunst
5️⃣ Roskilde Domkirke @roskildedomkirke
Fjordlandet, or Fjord Country, covers the scenic areas around Roskilde Fjord and Isefjord. The towns and landscape of Fjordlandet are filled with vibrant stories, while its harbours are abuzz with activity. On a summer day you’ll encounter beach guests, sailors, fishermen, nature lovers, birdwatchers, history buffs and Viking enthusiasts.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or ideas for VisitFjordlandet!
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