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Vikings in Roskilde and medieval town Köge

  • Viking ship in Roskilde fjord outside Copenhagen, VisitDenmark.
  • Photo: Sören Lauridsen, VisitDenmark
  • Yellow historical building in Köge Photo: Henrik Stenberg, Visit Denmark
Photo Henrik Stenberg,VisitDenmark
Photo Henrik Stenberg,VisitDenmark

The Vikings in Roskilde close to Copenhagen, where we visit the Ship Hall, designed by Professor Erik Christian Sørensen, is beautifully located on to Roskilde Fjord.

The building was built to house the Viking ships found in Roskilde Fjord and was listed in 1997.

The permanent exhibition consist of five objects – the five Skuldelev ships, and tells the history of the ships as well as the history of the Nordic maritime adventure during the Viking Age.  This tour can end here for a half day trip or to be extended with a visit to the middle age town Köge south from Copenhagen. Køge’s town hall dates from 1552 and is the oldest town hall in Denmark still in use as such.

Itinerary

Full day excursion outside Copenhagen / Roskilde vikings and....
10:00-17:00 Meet with your guide and private coach in the morning for an excursion to the countryside. Visit the town Roskilde and the Viking Ship museum. The permanent exhibition consist of five objects – the five Skuldelev ships, and tells the history of the ships as well as the history of the Nordic maritime adventure during the Viking Age. You will visit the Viking Museum inside. Possible to have lunch at the museum or start with a lunch at your next stop:
Köge Middle Age town outside Copenhagen
Köge (or Køge in Danish) was officially founded in 1288, when the town became a market town as a contrast to the ecclesiastical center at that time – Roskilde, and was an important merchant town during the late Middle Ages. The historical architecture of the town centre is one of the major attractions of Køge.

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