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Why Go on a Tour of Roskilde

If you are led by the inexhaustible spirit of adventure and an overwhelming wish to explore the heritage of the brave Vikings, you can't find a better place than Roskilde. In those distant times, when the small village of Havn was on the site of modern Copenhagen, Roskilde reigned and flourished, being the residence of the Danish kings, the most important religious center, and capital of the Danish Kingdom.

In fact, a Roskilde walking tour is a saturated experience worth giving a try. The center of the city is dominated by Staendertorvet, the main square of Roskilde since the Middle Ages. The square is surrounded by the iconic landmarks: the Town Hall, St. Lawrence Church, and the UNESCO-listed Roskilde Cathedral which houses the tombs of 39 Danish monarchs.

As said before, the city also has some attractions that will make the Viking heritage lovers glad. In case you are one of them, set off on a tour of the famous Viking Ship Museum, where you'll be able to examine five original ships as well as to get a general idea of maritime history.

Moreover, Roskilde is the only place in the world where you have the opportunity to conquer the sea on a real Viking ship during the annual Viking Festival which attracts travelers from all over the world.

So don't even doubt whether to include the city to your Darmark travel itinerary or not, as it will surely become a memorable experience as both a separated Roskilde tour or just a day trip from Copenhagen (the city is only 30 minutes away)!

Top 3 Things to Do in Roskilde

  • Immerse in the Viking era in the Viking Ship Museum
  • Stop by the iconic city landmark, Roskilde Cathedral
  • Taste local Danish dishes, such as frikadeller