Roskilde, in Sjaelland, is a place that about 44,000 people call home.
Roskilde is located about 19 miles (31 kilometers) west of Copenhagen, the national capital, and 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Malmo.
For adventures of a cultural kind, grab a friend and explore the museums and cultural attractions in the vicinity of Roskilde. The two must-see cultural centers are the Viking Ship Museum and the thought-provoking Roskilde Museum. If you have time, you’ll also love the J.F. Willumsens Museum or maybe the Glasgalleriet.
Once the private pleasure dome of the city’s wealthiest, today, the doors to Roskilde’s two most stately residences are open to all. Listen to the echoes of past lives as you explore the gardens and stately interiors of the Selso Palace and the Vallo Palace.
You can never truly understand a place until you know its past; thankfully Roskilde has preserved the Lejre Experimental Centre, one of the area’s most important historic places. Check out the site, take photos and learn about the history that makes it so important.
When you are in Roskilde head to Koge Beach, a popular destination for both locals and tourists. On a fine day, this is the place to come to taste the sea air, enjoy long walks and splash in the shallows. Take off your shoes and explore the coast or simply enjoy being near the water.
Ignite your creativity by visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde. Take a guided tour to learn about the permanent displays of contemporary art or ask about the temporary exhibitions.
An old religious gathering place, one of the more popular of the many heritage sites in this city, is the Roskilde Cathedral. Walk around this fascinating place, learn about its past and find out why it is such a popular destination for tourists.
After you’ve visited all the star attractions in this fascinating city, consider stopping by the Sankt Nikolai Kirke, the Skibby Kirke and the Draby Kirke.