Let the kings and queens of Denmark take you on a journey through 800 years of history. From Viking kings to Gothic architecture across the Reformation up until the finished funeral monument for Denmark's current queen Margrethe 2. Hear the dragon squeal, descend into dark crypts and find peace under the vaulted ceilings. The architecture of the Cathedral makes it a World Heritage Site - just 25 minutes by train from Copenhagen Central Station.
The Cathedral is placed in Roskilde - famous for its music festival. The 1000 year old city is a must-see for anyone with an interest in history, architecture and Vikings. With its picturesque location by the fjord and its rich historical heritage, Roskilde is a perfect day trip from Copenhagen.
Video of Roskilde Cathedral
Roskilde Cathedral has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. With its many unique royal chapels the Cathedral reflects the changing European architectural history acrosss 800 years and is an early Scandinavian Gothic cathedral built in bricks. A World Heritage site is a monument or place that has important significance in the history of mankind. Today more than 1000 sites are inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO, including the Pyramids, the Great Wall of China and Grand Canyon.
The Cathedral is also part of the European Route of Brick Gothic.
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