Duration: 2½-9 hours.
Mode: walk, public or private transport (the latter makes possible a visit to the Museum of Rock, Ragnarock, or to the Roskilde University).
Days: Monday through Sunday ((visits inside the museums and the Cathedral do not always apply).
Options: sailing the fjord on a replica of a Viking ship; visit inside the Viking Ship Museum; visit inside the Cathedral; lunch with typical Danish or Viking food; break for drinks and snacks; free time for shopping, or extended visit to a place of your choosing.
This tour can be combined with others.
We will begin the tour at Stændertorvet Square, walk towards the yellow mansion, called Roskilde Palæ, and continue on to the impressive Roskilde Domkirke, the cathedral of the city, considered to be cultural patrimony of humanity. From there, we will pass by the springs that gave the city its name and in direction of the painteresque neighbourhood of St. Jørgensbjerg. Once there, we will see a church and houses older than 400 years that are perfectly preserved still to this day.
By walking on a typical pedestrian lane of the time, we will arrive at the Viking Ship Museum. If available, you can choose to sail the fjord on a Viking ship. We will also see the workshops and admire the replicas of the fleets of the time. Passing by the art workshop of Ros Galleri, we will cross by one of the oases of the city, the park named Byparken that is an important part of the history of Roskilde.
After enjoying the greenery and the fresh air, we will see the exteriors of the museum of the city, Roskilde Museum. We will continue to the Noble Convent, Roskilde Kloster, originally owned by the Dominicos brothers and that later was a residency of virgin ladies. We will then arrive to the pedestrian street, distinguished by its various shops with all types of items. After, we will pass by the statue of the grand Danish writer Lise Nørgaard. Then, we will go in the direction of Lüftzhøfts Købmandsgaard, a shop set in 1920 where it is still possible to get items from that period. We will finish our walk before the ruins of St. Lawrence Church and when returning, we will stop at the main square, Stændertorvet, where the walk began.
During this tour, other than visiting the cosiest places of the city, you will get to know the history of the city and the fascinating lives of famous Danish people such as writer Lise Nørgaard, who was born and raised in Roskilde, H.C. Andersen, famous children’s story writer who, amongst other fairy-tales, wrote The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Steadfast Tin Soldier. You will get to know about Laurits Andersen Ring, grand painter of the 19th century who found inspiration for his artwork in the St. Jørgensbjerg, one of the attractions of this tour.
It is possible to add these options to the tour: a visit to see the interior of the Viking Ship Museum and/or to enter the Cathedral, a lunch with typical Danish food from the Viking Age or simply refreshments and hors d’euvres, time for shopping or to visit a place of your choosing.
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