Roskilde Travel Guide
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Think for a moment, The name Roskilde may already be familiar to you because of the city's most famous event, the annual music festival. But there’s much more to this cool town than one rollicking week every summer. Just a short train ride outside of Copenhagen (you’ll need to buy a regular ticket for zone eight), there are several attractions within a pretty short walking distance of the train station.
Our recommendation for a good overview of Roskilde is to start far away and come back the way you came. This means go along Algade, the main shopping street in town, and then hang a left onto Fredriksborgvej. After about 20 minutes, you’ll encounter a gorgeous fjord with several buildings in front of it. A team of scientists discovered Viking ships in excellent condition at the bottom of this fjord, and the Viking Ship Museum holds the reassembled boats along with all the juicy details on how such an excavation was accomplished, what we know about Vikings and the history of Denmark, and a room where kids (and grownups!) can play dress-up with Viking outfits.
Pick up some “Viking’s Blood,” a strong locally-made port, at the museum gift shop. Next door, re-created Viking ships go on daily fjord trips so that you can see the magnificent view from other angles; there’s usually one a day during the week, and only in the warmer months, so be sure to take a look online and plan accordingly.