Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Denmark  /  Zealand  /  West Zealand  /  Roskilde  /  Roskilde Domkirke

Roskilde Domkirke, Roskilde

4.6
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Roskilde
World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Roskilde Domkirke
More than 40 kings and queens of Denmark are buried inside Roskilde Domkirke, making it a world record-holder in royal church burials. This World Heritage Site features mid-15th century frescoes, monumental Baroque paintings, stucco decoration, and elaborate sculptural compositions as well as and gilt, silver-plated, and white marble sarcophagi. The present brick cathedral with its twin Gothic spires was built in the 12th and 13th centuries, but porches and side chapels were added up to the end of the 19th century. Go to the gable's windows of the Christian IV's chapel, and see four putti holding up the symbols of death: a skull, a scythe, a torch, and an hourglass. The royal tombs represent the evolution of funerary monumental art. Compare the simple, classical appearance of the 19th century Frederick V's chapel with the ornate Baroque interior of the Christian IV’s chapel. Add Roskilde Domkirke to your Roskilde travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Roskilde itinerary planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Roskilde Domkirke reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,404 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The cathedral was opened from 1 PM on the day we came. There is an entry fee for adults of 60 DKK and it's free for kids under 18. We were really impressed by the beauty but also by all royal tombs... 
    The cathedral was opened from 1 PM on the day we came. There is an entry fee for adults of 60 DKK and it's free for kids under 18. We were really impressed by the beauty but also by all royal tombs...  more »
  • This is a UNESCO world heritage site, so you have to know that it has some important historical significance. In this case it is the burial place of the Danish kings, and the tombs don't get much... 
    This is a UNESCO world heritage site, so you have to know that it has some important historical significance. In this case it is the burial place of the Danish kings, and the tombs don't get much...  more »
Google
  • This is a really impressive church with some beautiful exhibits inside along with audio guide, although most of the plaques are in Danish. But the town is quite charming as well.
  • An impressive cathedral with the graves of most Danish kings and queens. We enjoyed the short and funny bios near some of the graves.

Plan your trip to Roskilde

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.