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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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A very warm welcome from the staff, gave us a good start of the visit. Suede 2 hours but it was not enough for us. The nice thing I see that you could come back the Same afternoon on the same ticket. Fantastic church and...More
The cathedral in Roskilde is not easy to drive to. There is a parking lot directly opposite the entrance, but it is invariably full. Other free parking is available a short walk away, but navigating through the one-way streets to get to them is difficult....More
Simply one of the most breath taking cathedrals I have ever visited. Additional chapels have been built over the years to house the coffins of past kings and queens. All chapels reflect the art and architecture of the time. A small service was going on...More
I didn't plan to visit the Cathedral, but I'm glad I did. It holds the coffins of many Danish kings and queens. There are also the Little Mermaid's sisters, markings of hights of some of the kings on a pillar, and beautiful frescoes.
Imagine a place where all Danish Kings and queens since 1300 are burried. The Church coatins more than 700 graves, the royales in their Rich decoraded coffins other noble People’s in the floor “the stinking Rich” and other in underground chapels. If you visit the...More
We spent about 2+ hours walking around inside of this cathedral. For 60 Danish Kroner you can tour this place including the museum. Different chapels hold the coffins of King’s and Queens going back to 1400s AD. The church was starting to be built about...More
A must visit place if you are visiting Cooenhagen/Roskilde. This place is one of the oldest tresures and a wonder. Its only 40km from Copenhagen and easy to visit by train from the Copenhagen main station to Roskilde st. The town Roskilde also has a...More
The Most ever fantastic experience is one I and my newly wed wife experienced - To get married in the Roskilde Cathedral on January 5, 2019 by the excellent Priest, Mr. Torben Jeppesen.
The Cathedral is Beautiful, the day was 5th January 2019, hence still...More
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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 :)
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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.