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Roskilde

Roskilde
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Type of Attraction
Outlying Areas
Neighborhood
Day Trip
Interests That Apply
History, Shopping, Architecture, Culinary Arts, Art, Outdoors, Local Culture, Photography
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Stairs
Notes: Accessibility depends on the specific location.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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Roskilde

The City of Many Opportunities


Family Time Must See

Address: Phone:
Roskilde Inlet
Roskilde, 4000
+45 4631 6565 (Tourist Information)
Fax: +45 4631 6560

Description

In the Middle Ages, Roskilde was a trading town, and in the Viking period it had been a centre for ship-building. The city is beautifully located at the end of Roskilde Inlet, 30km west of Copenhagen. It is easy to reach by both train and car. Roskilde offers a wide selection of interesting attractions for visitors, primarily the exciting Viking Ship Museum. Located just by the inlet, this museum's collection is based on archaeological finds of Viking ships in that particular area. Roskilde Cathedral, located at the highest point of the city, is also interesting and beautiful. Here, Danish kings and queens have been buried for the last 800 years. The Cathedral also shows the changes that have taken place in architectural styles in that time. The old ferry Sagafjord is famous for serving delicious meals while you enjoy the views over the inlet. The main street should also be mentioned, with its preserved old town houses and the lovely park. In general, the city offers lots of experiences and sights to see. Not far south of the city you will find Lejre Forsøgscenter and Ledreborg Slot.






Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs, daily
Visit Time: 3hr-Full day(8hr)
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Price: Free

Exposure

Indoor with climate control. Notes: Exposure depends on if you choose to visit one of the museums, the cathedral, or a Viking ship. There is no shelter once you're out on the sea--the Viking ships are true replicas!

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Nearest Train or Bus: Roskilde Station
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Train
Notes: Direct train from Copenhagen Main Railway Station to Roskilde.
Parking Availability: Yes


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