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Roskilde Nightlife, Denmark

The moon, some ancient people believe, gives power to whoever basks in it. Most of us would scoff at such a crazy idea, but in old Roskilde where moonshine is the lifeblood of the city, maybe such an idea is not that crazy after all.

The opulence of the moon reflects the robust ambience of the city’s gastronomical scene. Nighttime, when folks from near and afar gather their days in cafes and bistros, is the perfect time to savor the delectable diversity of the Roskilde appetite.

Restaurants in Roskilde come in all cultures tastes and colors. Visitors who are in search of a new cuisine can discover one in any of the city’s food establishments. On the other hand, those who long for their native fare will find a pleasant surprise in the wide selection of continental and international flavors in the city.

Sit under the Roskilde sky in some quaint little café that serves Danish pastries or help yourself to a hearty serving of sterloin steak. Individuals opting for a lighter meal may dine at Restaurant Raadhuskælderen located in central Roskilde. Relish your meal with gusto against a picturesque view of the restaurant’s garden whose vantage point extends to reveal the glorious Roskilde Cathedral.

If it’s some good ‘ol Danish beer that you’re looking for then in Café Gulland you will look no more. Don’t let the name fool you. Indeed Café Gulland is a quiet and relaxed coffee house by day, but at night it is another thing. Café Gulland is the Jekyll and Hyde of cafes. By sundown, the café transforms into a bubbling social arena where people gather to hang out and dance. Here you will find the potent mixture of beer, live music and some serious partying.

 The young and the sociable can also flock over to Gimle Roskilde’s prime music venue for the newest music performances. Gimle’s also holds theatre performances and film showings on select occasions. Are you aching for those dancing feet to be let loose? Head over to Buddy Holly a discotheque where parties end at sun up, and if you’re lucky be a part of a yearly tradition that celebrates rock music. The Roskilde Festival is Denmark’s answer to Woodstock. It has since its inception in 1971 blossomed into one of the largest events in Europe. This is in part because of the sundry of its featured music genres which have gone beyond rock and roll.

If the moon is what gives power to the people at night, the vigor and spirit of the Roskilde nightlife is enough to give weight to such a claim. The eruption of music, dance spirits and festivals in Roskilde show that this ancient city of Denmark must get a lot of moonshine after all.

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