Roskilde Cathedral

Roskilde Cathedral is a unique and beautiful medieval cathedral.

Denmark has 7 sites on the world UNESCO heritage list and Roskilde Cathedral is one of them.

The history of the cathedral

For more than 1000 years, there have been church buildings on this ground, which are a perfect place to find out and inspire the captivating journey through Danish history. The present cathedral was probably built in the 1170s by bishop Absalon.

Since then, the cathedral has been rebuilt several times and new chapels, embracing various architectural styles, have gradually been added.

Resting place for the Royal family

In the early 1400s, the cathedral was designated royal burial place, and since the Reformation, all Danish kings have found their final resting place here. More than 40 kings and queens of Denmark are buried inside the church, making Roskilde Cathedral a world record holder in regards to royal church burials.

Getting to Roskilde Cathedral

Roskilde cathedral can be reached by train from Copenhagen Central Train Station. It takes about 30 minutes, and from the Roskilde train station, it is a 10 minutes’ walk from the picturesque city centre.


Domkirkepladsen 3
4000 Roskilde
Roskilde, Capital Region
+45 46351624

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  • Lattitude: 55.642638
  • Longitude: 12.080449