Roskilde Cathedral

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the royal burial site of 39 Danish kings and queens.

Roskilde Cathedral

Roskilde Domkirke
Domkirkepladsen 3
4000 Roskilde

Note: The Church may be closed due to church services. Therefore, always check the current opening hours

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Roskilde Cathedral was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 due to its unparalleled architecture, putting it in the company of such world-famous monuments as the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Wall of China. Roskilde Cathedral is the first Gothic cathedral in Scandinavia built in bricks and the architecture reflects 1000 years of Danish history. With its many unique Royal chapels the Cathedral reflects the changing European architectural history through 800 years.

The beautiful cathedral has three distinctive spires and is the final resting place of 39 Danish kings and queens, including the Christian IV and Queen Margaret I. Even King Harald Bluetooth is purported to be buried here. No other church worldwide contains this many royal tombs, making the cathedral a must-see when visiting Roskilde.

Every weekday from May to October, we offer short introductions to the Cathedral at 2 PM in English. The intro is included in the entrance fee. We give you a short overview of the history of the Cathedral, the answer to why the red bricks are a World Heritage Site and the most important highlights. For groups: read more here.

Roskilde Domkirke

Roskilde Cathedral

More attractions and museums

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Roskilde Museum

Roskilde Museum presents the city of Roskilde’s cultural history but also finds and artefacts from the area, dating from the Stone Age to today.

Ledreborg Palace and Baroque Garden

One of Denmark's finest examples of 18th-century architecture and landscape design, the palace is beautifully situated at the end of Denmark's longest avenue.

Selsø Castle Manor House Museum

Abandoned for almost 150 years Selsø Castle is beautifully restored and a fine example of a historic Danish manor estate.

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M/S Svanen ferry

Sail on Roskilde Fjord aboard the M/S Svanen ferry. Bikes are welcome!

M/S Svanen bike tour – Guided tour

The author, the fjord and the beautiful country life.
Nice guided tour with M/S Svanen and Bikerent

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