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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.

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  • Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Domkirkestræde 10 DK - 4000 Roskilde

    Since Margrethe I, 38 Danish monarchs have been buried in the cathedral, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral was built between 1170 and the 14C, and is both Romanesque and Early Gothic in style. The whitewashed vaulting inside in..

  • Viking Ship Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Vindeboder 12 DK - 4000 Roskilde

    This museum on the banks of the fjord displays five Viking ships that were deliberately sunk around the year 1000 to prevent attacks by pirates. The ships, which were used for either war or trade, make for an interesting visit. It includes a shipyard..

  • St George's Church

    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.

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  • Comwell Roskilde

    Vestre Kirkevej 12 DK - 4000 Roskilde

    Boasting views of the Roskilde Fjord, Comwell Roskilde offers free parking and rooms with cable TV and WiFi access. Roskilde city centre is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Seasonal dishes based on fresh produce accompanied by selected wines are ser..

  • Scandic Roskilde

    Ved Ringen 2 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..

  • Roskilde by Zleep Hotels

    Algade 13 DK - 4000 Roskilde

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