Vikings, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough and Roskilde Cathedral

I will show you some of my favourite places in Denmark, that is, those close to Copenhagen.

The first place of them all is The Viking Ship Museum and Roskilde Domkirke.
A walk from the main street in Roskilde past the cathedral and through the parks down to the harbour, is a very nice walk.

The Viking Age in Roskilde was quite dramatic and colourful.

The history carries unique testimony of that time. Among other things, marine archaeologists found the original warship, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough in the channel to Roskilde, lowered along with 4 other Viking ships, presumably to prevent an enemy attack from the outside.

The original ships are exhibited at the museum. The Sea Stallion is reconstructed and is sailing during summers with 60 – 62 members of the crew at a time.

The Sea Stallion was built in Ireland by trees felled in the beautiful forest in Glendalough, hence the name of the ship.

Note
Glendalough
Take a look at these brilliant films on: webtv.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk

A walk from the harbour towards the Cathedral
A walk from the Cathedral towards the harbour.

Repairing of the reconstruction of the warship, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough in the spring 2014.

 

13 thoughts on “Vikings, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough and Roskilde Cathedral

  1. Lovely portrait, Hanna. We’d love to walk in your footsteps in Roskilde. what a great museum! I have never been to the Roskilde festival …
    Big hug to you from Norway,
    Hanne & co

    1. You are most welcome, Jo. I was confirmed in the Cathedral, and I have sailed in Roskilde fjord as a child.
      We were watching when the museum build the reconstruction of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough. The whole thing is an adventure 🙂 ❤

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