I enjoy the authenticity and atmosphere in Roskilde.
The town where Roskilde Cathedral dominates the skyline surrounded by blurred fjords and rolling fields.
It’s always a pleasure to take a walk from the cathedral down to the Viking Ship Museum and on to the fjord.
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.
Take a look at these brilliant films on: webtv.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk
Repairing of the reconstruction of the warship, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough in the spring 2014.
To skibsvrag er fundet på bunden af Femern Bælt. Var der svenske kanoner på et hollandsk skib? Er det fra tiden med Øresundstolden og Slaget i Femern Bælt i 1644. Der ligger kanoner og masser af spændende udstyr på havbunden. Er kanonerne skibet ud fra Amsterdam, som dengang var våbenhandlernes Mekka? Læs mere om de spændende marinearkæologiske undersøgelser, og se filmen ved klik i billedet her: