City Tour in Roskilde

City Tour in Roskilde
  • Price for the tour 1.450 to 1.780 DKK(depending on guide/number)
  • Maximum 20 participants
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Distance 3 Km.
  • Type City walk
  • Meeting point In front of Roskilde Cathedral at the entrance on the south side, Sankt Peders Stræde 8, 4000 Roskilde
  • Tour ends Vindeboder12, 4000 Roskilde
  • Language
  • Admission | Extras Yes
  • For the cathedral, the cript Skt. Laurentii
  • Takes place in this country Denmark

City Tour in Roskilde

When Harald Bluetooth came to Roskilde, he built the first church where the cathedral stands today - the burial church of the Danish kings and queens. The city was the capital of Denmark for several centuries, which still characterizes it today.
The city walk starts with a one-hour tour of the cathedral, which is a journey through 1000 years of Danish history. Kneel in front of the beautiful golden altar, right where Ulf Earl, ruler of Denmark was put to death by the sword 1000 years ago.
See the magnificent funerary monuments for Queen Margrethe I, whose reign stretched from Finland to Greenland, and for Christian III and Frederik II, kings of Denmark and Norway. Finally visit the albeit covered monument for  the present Queen Margrethe II.
The guided tour continues to the early 12th century St. Ib's Church, and on past the open-air model of medieval Roskilde to the large Viking ship rowed by 60 Vikings.
Finally we climb up to Sankt Jørgensbjerg, after which we end at the cathedral or the harbour.