Guided tour to Roskilde- the old Viking city. Located not very far from Copenhagen, Roskilde was already a Viking stronghold in the 9th century, before becoming a Royal residence and bishopric that served as a political and religious center of Denmark.
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It was bishop Absalon, the founder of Copenhagen, who sponsored the building of the magnificent Cathedral of Roskilde, which later took the role of the Danish royal family’s burial place. Here twenty kings and seventeen queens are laid to rest. During the guided tour in the Cathedral you will hear a lot of stories about Danish kings and Queens.
The Museum of the Viking Ships is located on the shores of the Roskilde fjord, where, centuries ago, many of these vessels used to set their sails. Now the Museum exhibits five different kinds of Viking ships, which were found in the beginning of the 60s in Roskilde fjord. From May to September you can sail in the copy of the Viking ship in Roskilde fjord.
*Roskilde Cathedral entrance tickets paid separately: 10€/per person, Viking Museum price depends on season.
**Train tickets from Copenhagen central train station to Roskilde and back paid separately 20€/person