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A 1000 YEARS OF HISTORY

THE CATHEDRAL OF KINGS

Experience a magnificent church and an architectural masterpiece. 1000 years of Danish history are gathered here under beautifully decorated vaults and in dark crypts. Here 39 kings and queens of Denmark lie buried. The Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site – just 20 minutes by train from Copenhagen Central Station. 

A WORLD HERITAGE SITE

A World Heritage site is a monument or place that has important significance in the history of mankind. Today more than 980 sites are inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO, including the Pyramids, The Great Wall of China and Grand Canyon. Roskilde Cathedral was built around 1200 and is the first Gothic cathedral in Scandinavia, built in bricks. With its many unique Royal chapels the Cathedral reflects the changing European architectural history.

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