About Roskilde

Roskilde is one of the largest cities in Zealand with around 80.000 inhabitants. It is located only 20 minutes by train from Copenhagen.

History
Roskilde is one of the oldest cities in Denmark. More than 1000 years ago the Vikings established a trading post that developed into a major town. In the medieval period, Roskilde was one of the most important cities of northern Europe, the seat of the Danish crown and capital of Denmark. The history of Roskilde is an integral part of the future development of the city.

Sports, entertainment, fun and leisure
Roskilde is a modern and multifaceted city with a charming mixture of historical monuments, museums and a colourful shopping life – from the traditional markets and small unique shops in the pedestrian area to the new shopping center Ro’s Torv. But Roskilde is more than shops and museums: there are also lots of restaurants and music clubs too. Highlights of Roskilde are Roskilde Cathedral, The Viking Ship Museum, the Land of Legends and of course the Roskilde Rock Festival, which is one of the largest music festivals in the world.

The town is also very active when it comes to sports and other activities. So whether you fancy art, castles, speedway, golf, swimming, skateboarding, skiing, horseback riding or want to try a formula one-simulator Roskilde has it all.


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