Things to see and do - Roskilde
Roskilde Travel guide
Roskilde : Michelin's recommendations
Roskilde, the old capital of Denmark, lies at the head of a long, narrow fjord. The town was founded by the Viking Harald Bluetooth, before becoming the seat of a powerful bishopric, whose most famous bishop was Absalon, the founder of Copenhagen. The city lost its political significance after the capital was transferred in 1417, but continued to be the burial place of Danish monarchs. Remnants of Roskilde's historical past include the magnificent cathedral and the fascinating Viking Ship Museum.
Tourist attractions Roskilde : Things to see and do
Stændertorvet DK - 6760 Roskilde
The red-brick cathedral, symbol of Roskilde's gloriuos past (it was Denmark's former capital), is now included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Building began in 1170 and ended in the 13C, so the cathedral is both Romanesque and Early Goth..
Vindeboder 12 DK - 4000 Roskilde
The modern museum overlooking the fjord was created to house the wrecks of five Viking ships found in 1962. They were sunk in the fjord in around 1000, probably to protect the town from marauding pirates. A film explains how the wrecks were salvaged,..
Kirkegade 26 DK - 4000 Roskilde
The old church stands on a hill overlooking the fjord, in the middle of what used to be a fishing village in medieval times. The nave and chancel date from the early 12C, while the tower and porch are Late Gothic.
Vestre Kirkevej 12 DK - 4000 Roskilde
Boasting views of the Roskilde Fjord, Hotel Comwell Roskilde offers free parking and rooms with cable TV and Wi-Fi access. Roskilde city centre is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Seasonal dishes based on fresh produce accompanied by selected wines ..
Algade 13 DK - 4000 Roskilde
Dating back to 1695, this elegant hotel offers fine dining and modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Roskilde Train Station is just a 5-minute walk away. Hotel Prindsen i Roskilde offers well-equipped rooms with classic décor...
Søndre Ringvej 33 DK - 4000 Roskilde
Scandic Roskilde is located by Roskilde Ringen Park, just 5 minutes’ drive from central Roskilde. It offers Nordic-style rooms with French balconies and free Wi-Fi. All rooms at Scandic Hotel Roskilde have wooden floors, a work desk and a TV. Danis..