Roskilde Travel Guide

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Roskilde Things to Do

  • Roskilde Cathedral

    Roskilde CathedralWe weren't sure what to expect here but decide to pay the $8.00 each to enter. It turned out to be so much more than we expected. This is where most of the Kings and Queens of Denmark have been buried for the past 1000 years. It has been declared a World Unesco site...and easy to understand why..So much art work here..many by...

  • Dress as a Viking

    We even had a chance to dress like a Viking and have our pictures taken......I know pretty tacky tourist thing...but hey it was fun!

  • Amazing Viking Ships

    We arrive early and since it's off season ...September things are sleepy.Finally at 10 AM we enter .It cost about $20.00 for a ticket but to us it was well worth it . We spent 2 hours here and really enjoyed it . we watched the short film first and then took a look at the 5 remains original Viking Ships. it's really unbelievable that so much could...


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  • Prindsen Hotel

    I have to say that I have not stay in the Hotel Prindsen, but I have been told it is quite a place...

  • Comwell Roskilde

    Vestre Kirkevej 12, Roskilde, 4000, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Osted Kro & Hotel

    Hovedvejen 151, Roskilde, Zealand, 4000, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

Roskilde Restaurants

  • Great Salmon

    The rib House We had a really nice lunch here. It is located just off the main pedestrian street.We both had fish and they were fabulous . Bet the ribs were good too.Very friendly waiter and he spoke a bit of English too which was a help.Good price too .Lunch can to about $50.00.

  • café bagels to go

    One of the most cheap coffees in Roskilde! We drunk a coffee for 10DKK, it’s a kiosk next to the huge jars opposite the train station. They charge 10DKK for any warm drink (coffee, cappuccino, late, cacao, tea etc) They also serve sandwiches and other light meals so it’s ideal if you want something before you start exploring the city. There are...

  • Large and tasty, and good prices too

    Located down a hallway in a building just off of Algade Street, this little pizza shop would not catch your eye. It looks like just any other discount, fast diner. But we were surprised when we were served our pizzas. The were rather large and are probably the cheapest I saw in Denmark. Starting price about 55DKK! They were quite tasty too!Open...


Roskilde Nightlife

  • Interpool sportsbar

    Interpool in Roskilde is a sports bar where you can get cheap drinks and beer - for example 10 bears 100 DKK. It is a rather big bar with about 10 pool tables and a lot of TV screens.It is the place where local highschool students meet and the place is often used as "warm up".They show soccer matches both Champions League and national matches.To...

  • danish underground in the provins

    This place is great if you wanna play a game of tablesoccer or dance the night away. There are often represented great underground bands from the danish and also Swedish scene as well as more famous . You'll find the average age around the 17-18 in the night, but that doesn't destroy the place. It is also possible to take a beer in the day-time.And...

  • Dusky Dreams

    Drinking a Carlsberg and watching the sun set by the harbour is a nice way to end the day. You can do that or dine by the little cafe at the Viking Musuem which serves dinner by the water front.Bpacker's Roskilde page


Roskilde Transportation

  • Wonderful Denmark's Transportation...

    After the church we make our way back to the train . No problem buying our ticket as there is a ticket office in the terminal...ticket also gets us on the bus to the hotel too. Cost about $15.00 for one way.


    As we had the Copenhagen card that gave us FREE TRAVEL to Roskilde, and I had read there was plenty to see there, we decided to go there by Train.It is very easy to reach Roskilde, as it is a major stop between Copenhagen and the regions of Denmark located to its west. The Train only takes approx 25mins to reach there.Regional trains bound for...

  • how to go there

    By TrainThe easiest way to reach Roskilde from Copenhagen is the train, lots of trains (usually every 30’, more during peak hours) and it takes only thirthy minutes to reach Roskilde.Roskilde is on the General Copenhagen area, you need 7 zones on your zone card (you can also use a normal ticket but no one does as it turns out more expensive). You...


Roskilde Shopping

  • interesting Antiques

    This little town market was fun to browse .There some lovely old china and silver pieces as well as lots if books.

  • nice Pewter Artwork

    Gift ShopI enjoyed the gift shop. They had some lovely things. we bout a silver coin medallion which was a replica of an ancient coin discovered from a shipwreck . we also bought a a pewter Viking Ship for our one and only souvineer of Denmark

  • Avoid surprise in Ro's Torv

    The owners of this shopping mall, find it acceptable to harass people. Although described as a beautiful shopping mall, it's not worth the hassle to waste your vacation on the Danish Europark game, there are plenty of free and more welcoming alternatives (City2, Waves, Fisketorvet ect.). When in Roskilde, I recommend to go to the Viking ship...


Roskilde Local Customs

  • Skinny dipping

    Try out how it is to be a viking and jump in as the locals do into the harbour - winter or summer! (and of course when this photo was taken it was rather cold!!) - along with being naked - is fine!

  • Origin of Roskilde's name

    Legend has it that Roskilde was founded by this chap called King Ro and that he built a little town around a spring he liked very much. Well, he subsequently named the town after himself and the spring as "kilde" means "spring" in Danish. In reality of course, this story is little more than hogwash. Roskilde was founded by another chap with a more...

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Roskilde Warnings and Dangers

  • Dont use drugs!

    During Roskilde Festival there are many poeple visiting it, so when you meet strangers and they want you to use drugs... Dont do it, first of all it is illegal and dangerous. Then you never know what the strangers will give to you!!!!

  • Italian food - beaware

    I Roskilde restaurants tend to over-use the Italian flag.It's not really Italian food they sell but low price pizza's with kebab. If you want real Italian pizza in Roskilde there are a few places to go:Bella Capri, Ringstedgade 15A - An italian making pizza in the old italian way for 35 years.Casa Di Mama, Køgevej 1 - A new italian restaurant with...

  • Parking in Roskilde

    As a tourist it can be difficult to park your car in Roskilde!Remember to take a good look at the signboard before you leave your car are you will get a 500 DKR ticket.If you park your car at Stændertorvet and if there is a Market place the day after your car will be removed.Take a look at the parking map of Roskilde.


Roskilde Tourist Traps

  • Market place

    Every Wednesday and Saturday there is a market place at Stændertorvet.It can be considered as a tourist trap even though it is not based on tourists.You can buy fresh food, fish and of danish stuff of all kind. The market gives an great atmosphere and Roskilde center should therefore be discovered on a saturday.

  • Restaurant Snekken at the Viking Ship...

    After walking around the Viking Ship Museum which was great and certainly not a tourist trap, I thought I would try the restaurant next door.I sat down and ordered a club sandwich from the waitress. It arrived at my table about 4 minutes later. The sliced breast of chicken was dripping with fat and looked like it had just been deep fried. It was...

  • The market in the town square

    Waited all morning for the market stalls to be set up. After a while, only a few stalls were set up and goods that were sold were nondescript stuff and vegetables. Give it a miss after summer. Go on a natural springs treasure hunt.Go see the giant vases in the town square.


Roskilde What to Pack

  • Remember hiking shoes!

    When you go to Roskilde you should bring some good shoes for hiking. In Roskilde you'll have to walk a lot and a part of it will be on cobblestones or in parks. Running shoes would be perfect for this type of location!

  • The bohemian life :)

    Ordinary bag or backpack Just so you have something to change in to. One pair of extra shoes. More than one pair of socks! :)Water resistant clothing and boots. Sunglasses Anything you use at home and a mirror.Sunblock, earplugs, something for the hangover... Single use cameras if you don't want to risk having your real camera stolen. tent,...

  • Look presentable!

    Don't visit the cathedral in shorts :-) You're going to meet with royals! Just look at Frederik II's tomb...


Roskilde Off The Beaten Path

  • Boserup Skov

    Boserup Skov is a forrest just outside Roskilde and is located east from the Skt. Hans Hospital.If you enjoy hiking or mountainbiking Boserup is the place to go.During the war against Sweden in 1650 more than 2000 trees were cut down followed by an expansion in 1700. Because of it's beautiful location next to Kattinge. it was preserved in 1980. It...

  • Town of Springs

    The springs around the town have played a great part in it's development. There is a legend that says the origins of the town come from the time of King Ro - he built houses around a spring, and then named the town after himself and the spring.King Ro = Ro and Spring = kilde so we now have Roskilde!I am reliably informed that the town used to have...

  • Byvolden - The Rampart

    Located in Byparken.This is the location of the town ramparts which were built around 1150 - the rampart which was around 10m wide encircled the entire town. Located nearby was a moat which was some 13m wide. The defensive facilities appear to have been in place up until the 18th century when they were demolished and removed.


Roskilde Sports & Outdoors

  • Golfing in Roskilde

    If you are interested in golfing there is a good golf course in Roskilde. This course is though not worth the travel but if you are highly dedicated to golfing it is possible to use the course!Roskilde Golf Klub welcomes guests from other golfclubs but you need to have a maximum handicap of 34,0.Prices -...

  • Fitness in Roskilde

    If you need a place to work out on your vacation in Roskilde there is plenty of options.Fysiocenter: Københavnsvej 170, 4000 Roskilde - Tlf: 46 75 78 15Fitness World: Algade 49 3., 4000 Roskilde - Tlf: 50 60 87 34FitnessDK: Ro's Torv, 4000 Roskilde - Tlf: 46 34 30 92‎The most central location is Fitness World which is just beside Kickly in...

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Roskilde Favorites

  • Tourist office

    First of all I want everyone to know that there are some tips on VT with the wrong address of Roskilde Tourist Information. It WAS placed in Gullandstræde but now their address is:Adress Stændertorvet 14000 Roskilde Tel: +45 46316565 They are really in helping people and can give guided tours (700 DKK) for 30...

  • Internet Café

    There is only one internet café in Roskilde.It is placed very central, in Algade.It has a lot of computers with a lot of games so if you have a virtuel dragon to feed or just want to explore the internet this is the place.Price: 15 DKK pr. hourThe name is Just-Play and their address are Algade 62.Walk towards the Red gate!

  • City strolling

    From the harbour, walk up to the hill behind it where you have a Green with excellent harbour views, playground and wonderful old Danish cottages like the one in the picture. I love sitting in the harbour restaurant and just observe boats and people coming and going and with the odd viking ship thrown in.


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