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Roskilde Cathedral

Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
+45 46 35 16 24
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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 kings and queens of Dnemark lie buried. Roskilde Cathedral is just 20 minutes away by train from Copenhagen central station.
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Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
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Reviewed yesterday

Roskilde is a lovely place to visit and is dominated by the cathedral. Not as grand as some cathedrals but several crypts with historic bodies will interest the historians.

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Roskilde on a day trip from Copenhagen. it is an easy train journey and the town is well worth a visit. if there is one thing you do, make sure it is to visit the beautiful Roskilde Cathedral. it is the burial place...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Roskilde while we stayed in Copenhagen. This is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. The chapels & tombs inside are ornate yet tastefully done. The Glockenspiel in the back of the church is an added bonus. We stayed much longer than...More

Thank Jan N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a little longer than anticipated to get here from Copenhagen as the train system was a little tricky to navigate but we made it in the end, and it was well worth it. A very impressive building, with a lot more going on...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A historic cathedral, both as a centre of worship, and as the burial site of Danish Royalty. Fascinating history, and admission includes a guide book (English language in our case). Each tomb also has explanatory signs in Danish and English. Lastly, its an easy 10...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got to visit the Cathedral I have heard so much about, I also got to light a candle for a friend who I heard had just died. I was so humbled to learn of the burial places of the Danish royal families I have...More

Thank Fiona O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is a UNESCO world heritage site, and a very historically significant place for all Danes and those interested in Danish history. It is the first gothic cathedral built in Scandinavia of brick and will always be a construction site, as more monarchs in...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral tells the continuous story of the Danish royal line and the history of Christian Denmark. The royalty of Denmark is buried here in a nearly unbroken line. The building is beautiful and situated to overlook the fjord. The adjacent parks are terrific picnic...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Cathedral is set on the water and is a marvel having been the first Danish structure to be made of bricks. It contains the remains of 32 Danish Monarchs. The coffins of many are above ground and magnificent. The wrought iron gates are a...More

Thank javagirl29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly welcome with guide book included in the admission price (always gets a visit off to a good start in my view), with so many Royal tombs in one place you are going to get a bit of insight into the history of Scandinavia. It...More

Thank Richard N
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whiterose1026
Does anyone know what the red lines on a column in one of the burial chambers is? I took a picture but I can't figure out how to post it on here. But it basically has a vertical line with the letters O-G-F-R-()-G (and a few more but I can't read the rest). Then it splits out horizontally from that vertical column of letters to say things like "Philip Hertug at Edinburgh" and "Knud" and other words I can't read. It splits to the left and right of the vertical column. Thanks for any answers you can give me because I couldn't find anything on google and the tour guide didn't know either :(
21 August 2016|
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Response from adminros | Property representative |
Dear Whiterose. 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
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