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Kings, Cathedrals and Vikings

A day tour to Roskilde, where you will explore 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 Denmark lie buried. The cathedral is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Afterwards we will visit the museum, explore the original ships, and your guide will tell you all the stories of the vikings. At last we will see the museum island with the boatyard.
The Museum is the only place in the world where you can experience seeing 1000-year-old Viking ships, and then go directly out to the Museum harbour, where the full-scale reconstructed Viking ships lie moored at the quayside. Would you like to take part in an unique sailing trip with a Viking ship? At this museum, you can!


Optional:    Sailing a viking ship (6 hours from 9 am – 3 pm) extra charge pp. € 25,-
Lunch at Café Knarr at the Viking Museum, that serves new nordic viking food.

Practical information
Duration: 5 hours
Start/end: At your hotel
Including: Authorized guide and private van
Price: (for 2 – 6 people) Dkk 6430
€ 863
$ 927
+ Entrance to The Cathedral and Viking Museum 190 DKK pr. pax
Optional: Sail with a viking ship ($22 €20) or have a new nordic viking meal in the museum restaurant before we head back to Copenhagen.

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Roskilde Cathedral history

3D animated historical tour from the 10th century till today…
animated by Johan Gerup

 

Roskilde Cathedral (UNESCO/NHK)
Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, this was Scandinavia’s first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and it encouraged the spread of this style throughout northern Europe. It has been the mausoleum of the Danish royal family since the 15th century. Porches and side chapels were added up to the end of the 19th century. Thus it provides a clear overview of the development of European religious architecture.

 


 


 

Viking Voyage – BBC TimeWatch, 2008

In 2007 a crew of 65 brave men and women set sail on a journey from Roskilde back to Dublin in a 30m (100ft) Viking longship named “Havhingsten fra Glendalough” (“Sea Stallion from Glendalough”), a Danish reconstruction of the Skuldelev 2 ship on display in the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum and originally built around 1040 near Dublin. BBC TimeWatch follows this amazing journey of experimental maritime archaeology.