Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Roskilde

Viking Ship Museum

Five original Viking ships, discovered at the bottom of Roskilde Fjord, are displayed in the main hall of this must-see museum. A short walk away, the same ticket gives access to the workshops of Museumsø, where arc…
Top Choice Cathedral in Roskilde

Roskilde Domkirke

The crème de la crème of Danish cathedrals, this twin-spired giant was started by Bishop Absalon in 1170, but has been rebuilt and tweaked so many times that it’s now a superb showcase of 850 years’ worth of Danish …
Top Choice Museum in Roskilde

Ragnarock

Within a startling architectural statement of a building, this spirit-lifting, highly interactive museum delivers a multisensory, experiential and often humorous journey through the evolution of rock music and youth…
Museum in Roskilde

Sankt Laurentius

Squeezing up a narrow spiral stairway takes you past two 19th-century jail cells to the clock at the top of this AD 1500 bell tower for peeped views across Roskilde's main square. After you come down from the tower,…
Museum in Roskilde

Museumsø

Reconstructions of the five classic longboats displayed in Roskilde's Viking Ship Museum are moored around this 'museum island' along with several other Scandinavian traditional wooden vessels rebuilt like their his…
Arts Centre in Roskilde

Insp!

While it's not exactly Christiania, since 2011 Roskilde has had its own tiny, self-organising alternative community in a graffiti-covered area of semi-derelict buildings southwest of the train station.
Museum in Roskilde

Museum for Samtidskunst

Though it's housed in Roskilde's elegant 18th-century royal palace, this museum focuses on Fluxus art, often perplexing sound, video or performance installations by Danish and international artists. In most of the e…
Church in Roskilde

Sankt Jørgensbjerg Kirke

Strolling up past a remarkable collection of thatched cottages along Kirkegade and Skt Ibsvej is the highlight of visiting this small 11th-century church.
Museum in Roskilde

Lützhøfts Købmandsgård & Håndværksmuseet

Preserved much as it looked in the 1920s but still functioning as a grocery-hardware shop, Lützhøfts Købmandsgård fronts an enclosed courtyard of old barrows and carriages, plus a lovable tea shop. Upstairs in the g…
Museum in Roskilde

Roskilde Museum

The city's main historical museum explores Roskilde from the Stone Age through Harald Bluetooth’s legacy to the first railway in Denmark.