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Roskilde Cathedral

Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
+45 46 35 16 24
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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 kings and queens of Dnemark lie buried. Roskilde Cathedral is just 20 minutes away by train from Copenhagen central station.
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Domkirkepladsen 3, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Having been to Westminster Abbey several times, I feel I am hard to impress when it comes to cathedrals. Roskilde Cathedral did not fail to impress. The multiple architecural styles were incredible. Over 37 Kings and Queens of Denmark are here and accessible to the...More

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adminros, Guest Relations Manager at Roskilde Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear THam515 Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you chose to visit us, and we hope you would visit us again, when passing thorugh Roskilde. Kind regards David Høyer

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Roskilde Cathedral is a stunning sight in this small area. It provides a great deal of history about Copenhagen's royalty and many tombs are displayed here. The area of Roskilde is small but very interesting. Definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

On the way to the Viking Museum it's worth 30 minutes to view this refreshingly clean, uncluttered Lutheran Cathedral. It has a formula 1 motor racing style.

Thank Ivan I
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark, is a cathedral of the Lutheran Church of Denmark. The first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick, it encouraged the spread of the Brick Gothic...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The cathedral is centrally located in the town and is a beautiful Gothic styled building. Danish royal family members rest in the crypts.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

A beautiful cathedral. The resting place of ancient kings. Like almost all religious buildings it is beautifully maintained and a joy to walk around and experience and learn about Danish history. Absolutely worthwhile to visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A large red brick church ..... I didn't see the attraction beyond historical significance. A nice walk if your coming from the Viking ship museum.More

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adminros, Gæsteansvarlig at Roskilde Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thank you for reviewing Roskilde Cathedral, although we are surprised that you did not see the attraction of the cathedral beyond historical significance. In our opinion it is an artistic and architectural achievement with no comparison in Northern Europe. Roskilde Cathedral is not just a...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017

We weren't sure what to expect here but decide to pay the $8.00 each to enter. It turned out to be so much more than we expected. This is where most of the Kings and Queens of Denmark have been buried for the past 1000...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Roskilde Cathedral is one of the two main attractions in town, the other one being the Viking Ship Museum. The church is on the main path between the train station and museum. Your best bet is to see it going to or from the Viking...More

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adminros, Gæsteansvarlig at Roskilde Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you so much for your review, and notably for pointing out the importance of the triforium. The triforium was not accessable to the visitors before 2012, and your review confirms that this is a valuable addition when visiting the Cathedral. Kind regards David Høyer...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Large cathedral complex of Roskilde offers amazing history, perfect (sculpture) art and daily worship. Outside the worship hours is the entrance charged.

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whiterose1026
Does anyone know what the red lines on a column in one of the burial chambers is? I took a picture but I can't figure out how to post it on here. But it basically has a vertical line with the letters O-G-F-R-()-G (and a few more but I can't read the rest). Then it splits out horizontally from that vertical column of letters to say things like "Philip Hertug at Edinburgh" and "Knud" and other words I can't read. It splits to the left and right of the vertical column. Thanks for any answers you can give me because I couldn't find anything on google and the tour guide didn't know either :(
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Response from adminros | Property representative |
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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