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Things to do in Roskilde

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“A cultural meeting with the history of the Scandinavian Viking ships. Here you find both a museum with excavated ships as well as a live workshop area. You can also catch a ride in one of the longboats, especially if you plan ahead. A beautiful site also very suitable for a relaxing walk along the Fiord.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Place of worship
“One of Denmark's most significant churches, with over 1000 years of history. It's the burial place of the Danish royal family with 40 kings and queens buried there. Queen Margrethe's sarcophagus ready and waiting for her (but can't be visited yet). There's room for Prince Henrik but he said no thank you, which caused a bit of a stir.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Church
“Monumental cathedral which also serves as the burial site of most of the Danish royalty. On the UNESCO list of world heritage.”
  • 28 locals recommend
History Museum
“The viking museum of denmark! if you love vikings you must see this place! with whole viking ships new and old! artifacts from year 600 ad.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Transportation
“The harbor it self is beautiful and you can also go swimming here. If you take a walk by the ships to the left you will come to some fields where you can walk next to the water for several kilometers. Very beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy the view. You can also go sailing in the vikingships or take a trip to the other sides of the inlet. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Check the web to book if you want to sail a vikingship. Small handicraft workshops for kids.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Here you can get an impression of how the vikings lived. Very popular for kids. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“3 IN 1 Bar & cafe & music venue. Place where to meet international and friendly people :)”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Skuldelev dukkemuseum Svanholm gods Egholm museum Vikingemuseet RagnaRock museet Jægerspris slot MS Sagafjord day tour Roskilde domkirke orø museum Øro dyrepark Andelslandsbyen Nyvang, Holbæk”
  • 4 locals recommend
Transportation
“The centrol station in Roskilde - when you walk out the stations main building, go left, and you will reach the bus terminal”
  • 8 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“Great place for lunch and view over the fjord - take a walk by the harbor after wards. Traditional Danish style. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“A museum on pop, rock and youth culture. For music fans this is a must with many hours of listening to music while you are being guided through music from the last hundred years.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“For living Danish and Scandinavian history. Great for kids and grown ups all ages. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Festival grounds - where the annual Roskilde Festival is held every June/July. The Festival Grounds also hosts large Flea Market / Fairs in May and August. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Very nice beach and area. Very good for children because of the Camping areas playground. Park your car before the camping area. no entrance fee. Enjoy the beautiful view of the water and Roskilde city.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“If you are visiting Roskilde on a sightseeing trip, you should definitely make a pit stop in Byparken after you've been in the Cathedral and are on your way to the harbour and Vikingship Museum. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Scandinavian Restaurant
“Great place for lunch and view over the fjord - take a walk by the harbor after wards. Traditional Danish style. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy your dinner on board this old converted ferry, which takes guests out onto the fjord during their dinner. The food is good classic Italian and French cuisine at reasonable prices.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This perfectly placed restaurant has views of the fjord and harbor. The menu offers traditional Danish food with a new nordic gourmet twist ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant Rådhuskælderen is located below Roskilde's old town hall, 50 meters from the Cathedral. For lunch, they serve sandwiches, breakfast plates, steaks from grill, salads, sandwiches, etc. In the evening they serve a wide selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts, including grilled steaks, the fish of the day, the menu of the month and more. In the summer there is served in the courtyard, which is located between the old town hall and the cathedral. In these unique surroundings you can sit and enjoy a meal in the middle of the city, in the sun or in the shade of the apple trees. Live music at certain times”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is the European food arena, though mostly french. They experiment and I loved them for serving natural wine. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Klassisk kro direkte på den lille hyggelige Gershøj HHavn. Fantastisk udsigt. www.gershoejkro.dk”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
“This old irish pub is a good place to go for some beers or drinks if you are staying in Roskilde during the weekends. I can recommend the Long Island Iced Tea!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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