One Day Trip to Roskilde - 10 City Highlights

One Day Trip to Roskilde - 10 City Highlights, Roskilde, Denmark (B)

Roskilde, a city located 30 kilometers away from Copenhagen and famous for the largest North European culture and music festival that is yearly celebrated in this city, is easy to reach from the Danish capital and therefore, perfect for a one day trip. During my backpack trip through Denmark, I visited Roskilde for one day and I was definitely surprised by the city’s beauty.

The city is one of Denmark’s oldest cities and was a Viking trading place more than 1000 years ago. It is located at the south end of Roskilde Fjord, so the city has a beautiful harbor. From Roskilde´s station it is very easy to walk into the old town. In this post, I will tell you about ten city highlights.

During the summer, Roskilde Festival, which is northern Europe’s largest culture and music festival, attracts thousands of people. It is definitely a good idea to make a one day trip to this city, when this festival is going on. You can find more information about this festival via this link.

The Gothic Cathedral of Roskilde is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the earliest brick-built buildings in Northern Europe. In my opinion, it is a beautiful and amazingly high church. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: One Day Trip to Roskilde - 10 City Highlights
Guide Location: Denmark » Roskilde
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Cathedral
  • Viking ship museum
  • Roskilde’s Palace
  • Roskilde’s harbor
  • Algade
  • Town hall
  • Gråbrødre Kirkegård
  • Byparken City Park
  • Museum of Contemporary Art