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Roskilde Travel Guide, Denmark

Roskilde Travel Guide – The Vibe of the City

This Roskilde travel guide will give you the basic information you need to know the Danish city that has become famous worldwide for its music festival. It is located on the island of Zealand and it is the largest city in the Municipality of Roskilde, Sjaelland region. Its history dates back to the Vikings and this heritage can still be seen today in the city. Its modern history is very vivid and after seeing a period of religious and commercial flourishing, it now became a very important cultural centre in Denmark. At present, it also functions as an economical centre for Eastern Denmark and it draws tourists from all around the world with its pedestrian streets packed with restaurants, stores and clubs.

Roskilde Travel Guide – Transport and Connections

Transportation in Roskilde has a special status, as the railway track that runs through city connects it directly to the capital, Copenhagen, and the railway station in the city is the oldest in Denmark. It was built of stone and it first served the community in 1847. There is also a small airport in the city that serves mostly for flight training and light aircrafts, but plans for extension are currently being made. One of the closest large cities, which can be reached from Roskilde, is Odense, located 150 kilometers away.

Roskilde Travel Guide – The Cultural Scene

Roskilde has quite a few specific and unique attractions to offer its visitors. One of the most important ones is the Roskilde Cathedral, which was built in 980 and is the landmark of the city. There is also a Viking Ship Museum that was established in 1969 and contributed to the city’s status of an important cultural destination. The Roskilde Rock Music Festival has been taking place yearly since 1971 and it draws large European crowds with its many stages, concerts, exhibitions, live acts and performances and also with a considerable number of flea markets. It has grown to be one of the largest festivals in Europe that donates all its profit to charity and is therefore appreciated accordingly.

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