You are close to a lot of amazing attractions when you’re a guest at B&B Hotel Albertine. In fact, you’re only about a fifteen-minute drive away from the 10th largest city in Denmark, Roskilde.
Besides being an educational city with a lot of study opportunities, Roskilde is also famous for its beautiful cathedral, its unique landscape and for hosting the largest festival in the North.
The city has something to offer for everyone and for all ages. From cultural experiences, fantastic shopping opportunities and a look back in time.
Domkirkepladsen 3, 4000 Roskilde
The cathedral was built in 1175 and is known for being the main burial site for Danish monarchs. 21 kings and 18 queens lay buried in Roskilde.
The 83-meter-tall cathedral was finally recognised as being world heritage and was placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1995.
The incredibly beautiful church with its gothic architectural features is filled with art, culture and history.
It is advised to have a look at the cathedral’s calendar before planning your visit as it might be closed due to religious ceremonies. This can be done on their website.
Entrance fee: 0-17: free Adults: 60 DKK
The Viking Ship Museum
Vindeboder 12, 4000 Roskilde
This museum will take you on a journey back in time. Here you will find 1000 years’ worth of history and it can be experienced through exhibitions and films. You can dress up as a Viking and of course you will be able to see the famous Viking ships. There are five of them beautifully located in a green area with Roskilde Fjord in the background.
The museum tells the story about the Viking Age and it focuses on being a museum for everyone. This means that there are always activities for both children and adults.
It’s possible to come on board a real Viking ship during the summer months, however, it is advised that you book early in advance so as to avoid disappointment.
When the hunger begins to kick in you can enjoy a sandwich or a homemade piece of cake at Café Knarr located on the Museum Island. It’s also possible to enjoy your own packed lunch at the museum.
Entrance fee: 0-17 years: free. Adults: 75-105 DKK depending on the time of year. More information can be found on the Viking Ships Museum’s own website.
Are you looking for unique and diverse landscapes? If so, Roskilde Fjord is just for you. The narrow fjord is actually the longest one in Denmark as it extends 41,4 kilometres into the Zealand landscape.
Besides being close to the Viking Ship Museum, it’s also known for all of the treasures found there from the Viking Age.
There are 30 islands and islets located in the fjord and there is a rich and undisturbed flora and fauna. You can experience the beautiful landscape by taking a walk up and down the fjord. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
When you’re finished exploring the cultural and historical aspects of Roskilde, it’s time for a round of shopping. Take a trip to the inner city of Roskilde and experience the active and dynamic shopping culture that has a focus on great customer service.
You can take a walk up and down Algade, which is the main street, and Skomagergade that is the pedestrian street.
There are many opportunities when it comes to restaurants and cafes in Roskilde.
If you’re planning on doing your shopping on a Wednesday or a Saturday, you can experience the local market. You’ll find this interesting concept on Staendertorvet near the cathedral. Here you can buy whatever the heart desires from fresh fruit to flowers, cheese, fish and specialities from all over the world.