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Roskilde Cathedral

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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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Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Roskilde Cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century. it is said to be the church in the world that has the most kings and queens buried : 21 kings and 18 queens. It has been listed as a...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 26, 2014

From the outside the church looks quite nice, in the classical Denmark building stile of churches during the last centuries. It can be spotted that the church consists of several building periods (as the chapels were added only later, after the finalisation of the main...More

4  Thank W0RLDWIDETRAVELLERS
David H, Gæsteansvarlig at Roskilde Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2014

It is unfortunate that you were not able to visit the cathedral. However, since the cathedral is both the royal burial church of Denmark, designated a UNESCO world heritage site as well as a functioning parish church the cathedral can be closed due to the...More

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It's short train ride from Copenhagen. The church itself is beautiful, especially in autumn with red leaves clawing the wall. This church is a royal tomb, so marvelous coffins lying all over in the church. The 3 sisters of Mermaid are also inside this cathedral.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before going inside, Klaus, our driver/guide, told us about how the Cathedral obtained the magnificently-carved golden altar piece that can be seen from the front and back. When the toll takers asked the value of the altar piece, the Belgians valued it very low to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral is a short train ride away from Copenhagen. After a short stroll through the little charming town you reach the gothic cathedral. Tombs of many danish royalties can be found inside and it is worthwhile to climb up to the second floor as...More

Thank Matthias W
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by in Roskilde on the way back from the Viking ship museum and spent an enjoyable hour wandering around looking at the royal tombs in the cathedral. Harald Bluetooth has a fresco but no big memorial or known tomb if you’re looking.

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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

If you have some time in Roskilde it is worth seeing but it was not the most grand or interesting church, and the guide book is very confusing to follow as you make your way around the church.

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

If interested in Danish history and Royalties, this is an unmissable site. No other church in Denmark carries more history than roskilde cathedral

Thank Jørn A
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This cathedral was worth visiting for. It was magnificent and epic Place to be. I can really understand why this building is in the Unesco world heritage list.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A UNESCO world heritage site, this church where royals are laid to rest is well worth your time. Just thirty minutes away by train from Copenhagen, this charming town has a lot to offer travelers in terms of food, shopping and culture. Suggest to go...More

Thank levericn
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

OK Copenhagen is the capital, but what you can find in Roskilde you'll never find in Copenhagen. Come on! Jump on the train and let's visit Roskilde's Cathedral near to Danish Fjords a big piece of art is only 20 minutes from city center. If...More

Thank Juan P
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Definitely worth seeing. I nearly skipped over it. As far as old churches go, they all have an elegance that is seldom replicated these days. However the one thing that separates this cathedral from the others is the number of dead royal family coffins. There...More

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NYLiddy
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
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
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Yes, take as many as you like and share them. But please do not use flash, and please refrain from photographing church goers. Kind regards David Heritage Manager
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Dear Whiterose. 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
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