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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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The Most ever fantastic experience is one I and my newly wed wife experienced - To get married in the Roskilde Cathedral on January 5, 2019 by the excellent Priest, Mr. Torben Jeppesen.
The Cathedral is Beautiful, the day was 5th January 2019, hence still...More
The cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century. It has numerous tombs of the royals buried in the last 500 years. This is a nice church but it is not extravagant in any sense.
It was an enjoyable...More
Well worth a visit, lots to see inside and outside with stories of the royals within. We arrived at 3.15pm and it closed at 4pm so we didn’t really have enough time there it would be worth spending a couple of hours there if you...More
Went here one afternoon on weekdays.
No much crowd . 60Dkk entrance.
I saw the museum the night before sunday and its free of charge but it was sooo crowded. And u cant get a good photo so i decided to comeback in the morning....More
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.
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
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
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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
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 at 10 and leave at 3pm - that is what we did :)
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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
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 used for centuries to measure the different heights of visiting royals, both domestic and foreign. The tradition started in 1581, when the king Frederik 2. was curious about his great grandfather Christian 1. (d. 1481) and the stories being told about Christian being almost a giant. So while preparing the sepulchral monument of his Father Christian 3. they discovered the grave of Christian 1. and Frederik seized the opportunity and asked one of his men to measure his great grandfather. They then came of with the height of 219,5 cm. which is abnormally tall for a human. However the height was then marked on the pillar, and that sparked a tradition of having visiting royals measured on the column. In 1847 they reopened Christians grave and since the coffin had molded away they measured his bones and realized he had only been 185 cm, which is still quite tall for a medieval man, but not abnormally. So what is the explanation for this error? Since we have a letter where Frederik ordered one of his men to measure Christians height we must assume that they did not open the coffin but only measured the coffin which was 235cm and then subtracted some centimeters.