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
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.