Things to see and do - Roskilde
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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..
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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.