Roskilde in a Nutshell
This is one of the most interesting tours in Denmark, showing off the ancient capital of the Vikings, Roskilde, which is located in the East of Zealand island, on the shores of Roskilde Fjord, 35 km away from Copenhagen.
We start our tour from Roskilde Cathedral and proceed to the oldest street of the city. There, we stop for a while at the small square Stændertorvet to look at the City Hall, built in neo-Gothic style (1884) and attached to the bell tower of the former church of St. Lawrence (Sct. Laurentii Kirke). You will also see the other great attraction in Roskilde: the Viking Ship Museum. Between the 10th and 11th centuries, the residents of the city sank five ships at the entrance of the Roskilde Fjord in order to protect the city. These ships were raised from the seabed in the ’60s and ’70s of the 20th century and partially restored in a special laboratory. If the weather allows, you can see the ships in action: set the sails, row with oars and learn how to turn.