Welcome to a royal church and UNESCO world Heritage site in Roskilde - Join a royal travel through time.
Join a royal travel through time and meet 40 kings and queens in Denmark’s royal burial church, hear the dragon whine, dive into dark crypts, and find peace under the high vaults.
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.
The beautiful cathedral has three distinctive spires and is the final resting place of 40 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 Denmark. With its many decorated chapels, the Cathedral reflects the changing European architectural history through 800 years.
The cathedral is definitely a must-see when you visit Roskilde.
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.
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