Roskilde is a city located on the island of Zealand, Denmark. This ancient city can trace its roots back to the Viking Age. A tourist’s delight, the city of Roskilde has something for everyone - art and music, nature, history, shops, and several culinary temptations. Every year tens of thousands of people throng to Roskilde to participate and enjoy one of Europe’s largest music festivals - The Roskilde Festival.
Roskilde is located 30 km west of Copenhagen. The municipalities neighboring Roskilde are:
The nearest airport is the Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (40 km from Roskilde).
For taxis call Taxa Selandia at +4546757575.
Tipping is typically included in the prices in Denmark. You are welcome to leave an additional tip if you are very happy with the service.
Danish food is usually associated with bacon and potatoes. Pork is part of most of their dinners, accompanied by potatoes and carrots. Smørrebrød (Open Sandwich) with varied toppings is considered a national speciality. Other Danish favorites include frikadeller (meat balls), flæskesteg (roast pork with crackling) and kogt torsk (poached cod).
Some notable local restaurants are:
Finding vegetarian fare is a challenge in Denmark and more so in a smaller city like Roskilde. You will have to look beyond traditional Danish cuisine at kebab shops and pizzerias to find eating vegetarian options.
Beer is the drink of choice in Denmark and the country is home to Carlsberg and Tuborg, two of the biggest brands in the beer industry. Other names popular brands include Albani, Brøckhouse and Mikkeller.
Some of the better known drinking options in Roskilde are: