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The royal burial church of Denmark and a UNESCO world heritage site. Experience a magnificent church and an architectural masterpiece. 1000 Years of Danish history are gathered here under beautifully decorated vaults and in dark crypts. Here 39...more
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Stopped by in Roskilde on the way back from the Viking ship museum and spent an enjoyable hour wandering around looking at the royal tombs in the cathedral. Harald Bluetooth has a fresco but no big memorial or known tomb if you’re looking.
A UNESCO world heritage site, this church where royals are laid to rest is well worth your time. Just thirty minutes away by train from Copenhagen, this charming town has a lot to offer travelers in terms of food, shopping and culture. Suggest to go...More
OK Copenhagen is the capital, but what you can find in Roskilde you'll never find in Copenhagen. Come on! Jump on the train and let's visit Roskilde's Cathedral near to Danish Fjords a big piece of art is only 20 minutes from city center. If...More
Definitely worth seeing. I nearly skipped over it. As far as old churches go, they all have an elegance that is seldom replicated these days. However the one thing that separates this cathedral from the others is the number of dead royal family coffins. There...More
The burial place of the Danish royal family, a collection of chapels running through the centuries, including one in preparation for the current queen. Very interesting metalwork and some wall-paintings, mechanical clock which moves on the hour.
I suggest you do both the Viking Ship Museum and the Cathedral as a day trip from Copenhagen. The Cathedral was very interesting, we visited it after our visit to the Viking Ship Museum. We spent about 90 minutes and then walked over to downtown...More
What a magnificent building with 1,000 years of history.
A UNESCO recognized site that took over 100 years to build.
The nave and pulpit are magnificent. The pipe organ is one of the finest in all of Denmark and parts of the organ are dated...More
Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
In Roskilde I would budget about three hours at the Viking centre (including walking there for the station) about an hour at the Domkirke- another 90minutes for lunch and waking back to the station so....arrive in Roskilde... More
In Roskilde I would budget about three hours at the Viking centre (including walking there for the station) about an hour at the Domkirke- another 90minutes for lunch and waking back to the station so....arrive in Roskilde at 10 and leave at 3pm - that is what we did :)
Response from adminros | Property representative |
I am surprised that your tour guide did not know what the writing on the Kings Column is, as this is one of Roskilde Cathedrals most popular sites. The kings Column in the chapel of the holy magi has been... More
I am surprised that your tour guide did not know what the writing on the Kings Column is, as this is one of Roskilde Cathedrals most popular sites. The kings Column in the chapel of the holy magi has been used for centuries to measure the different heights of visiting royals, both domestic and foreign. The tradition started in 1581, when the king Frederik 2. was curious about his great grandfather Christian 1. (d. 1481) and the stories being told about Christian being almost a giant. So while preparing the sepulchral monument of his Father Christian 3. they discovered the grave of Christian 1. and Frederik seized the opportunity and asked one of his men to measure his great grandfather. They then came of with the height of 219,5 cm. which is abnormally tall for a human. However the height was then marked on the pillar, and that sparked a tradition of having visiting royals measured on the column. In 1847 they reopened Christians grave and since the coffin had molded away they measured his bones and realized he had only been 185 cm, which is still quite tall for a medieval man, but not abnormally. So what is the explanation for this error? Since we have a letter where Frederik ordered one of his men to measure Christians height we must assume that they did not open the coffin but only measured the coffin which was 235cm and then subtracted some centimeters.