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Coordinates: 55°39′N 12°05′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Roskilde
Town
Roskilde Cathedral
Country Denmark
Region Region Sjælland
Municipality Roskilde municipality
Center
 - coordinates 55°39′N 12°05′E
Population 44,000 (2004) approx.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4000
This article is about the town in Denmark. For the music festival, see Roskilde Festival

Roskilde is the main city in Roskilde municipality, Denmark. Roskilde is an ancient city, dating from the Viking Age. The Roskilde train station is a major stop between Copenhagen and the rest of the country west of the capital. Partly because of this, the city is a center of economics for the region with a central pedestrian street with a myriad of shops, restaurants and cafes running down the center of the city. Several tourist attractions draw visitors from around Denmark and the world, along with an education program inviting international students to attend the local university for a year. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Region Sjælland (English: Region Zealand) is a future administrative region created under the Danish Municipal Reform, which replaces the traditional counties (amter) with five larger regions. ... Map of Roskilde municipality Roskilde municipality (Danish: Roskilde kommune) is a municipality in Region Sjælland, 30 km west of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in east Denmark. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 507 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (650 × 769 pixel, file size: 67 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Denmark. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Map of Roskilde municipality Roskilde municipality (Danish: Roskilde kommune) is a municipality in Region Sjælland, 30 km west of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in east Denmark. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ...

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Tourist Attractions

West face of the Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark. (2004)
West face of the Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark. (2004)

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Roskilde Cathedral

Main article: Roskilde Cathedral

The city's early importance is evident from the fact that the Roskilde Cathedral was the only cathedral in Zealand until the 20th century. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, it was the first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and its construction encouraged the spread of this style throughout northern Europe. The cathedral is the burial site for Danish monarchs and is a major tourist attraction attracting over 125,000 visitors annually. Since 1995 the cathedral has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A working church, it also hosts concerts throughout the year. Roskilde Cathedral Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde on the Island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark was the first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and its construction encouraged the spread of this Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe. ... Roskilde Cathedral Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde on the Island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark was the first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and its construction encouraged the spread of this Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe. ... Gothic architecture is a style of architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, which flourished in Europe during the high and late medieval period. ... This article is very long. ... This is a list of Danish monarchs, that is, the Kings and ruling Queen of Denmark, including Regents of the Kalmar Union. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


Connected to the church is a palace. Roskilde Palace was built between 1733-36. Built onto of the former location of another palace (that of a former bishop of Roskilde), it is today a museum and residence of the current bishop of Roskilde.[1]

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Viking Ships

Another attraction in the city is the Viking Ship Museum (Vikingeskibsmuseet). The centrepieces of its collection are the well-preserved remains of five Viking ships, excavated from nearby Roskilde Fjord in the late 1960s. The ships were scuttled there in the 11th century to block a navigation channel, thus protecting the city which was then the Danish capital, from seaborne assault. The museum also undertakes research in experimental archaeology centred on Viking shipbuilding and seaworthiness. These five ships represent two distinct classes of Viking Ships. The Longship and Warship. This does not exclude smaller fishing and ferryships, which range from 10 feet (3 m) to 50 feet (15 m). [2] The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the Danish national museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding in the ancient and medieval periods. ... The Skuldelev ships is a term used for 5 Viking ships recovered from Peberrenden by Skuldelev, c. ... Ølsted gravel pit with Roskilde Fjord in the background Roskilde Fjord is the fjord north of Roskilde, located at , . It is a long branch of the Isefjorden. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Experimental archaeology employs a number of different methods, techniques, analyses, and approaches in order to generate and test hypotheses or an interpretation, based upon archaeological source material, like ancient structures or artifacts. ...

Roskilde festival (2003)
Roskilde festival (2003)

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Roskilde Festival

Main article: Roskilde Festival

Since 1971 the Roskilde Festival, a rock music festival, has been held annually on the fairgrounds near Roskilde. It has grown to become one of the biggest rock/pop festivals in Europe. All profits from this festival are donated to charities. The fairgrounds are also the site of regionally popular agricultural and animal exhibitions, as well as large flea markets. [3] This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article is very long. ...


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Transportation

Roskilde train station from the Horse Market (Hestetorvet) 1849
Roskilde train station from the Horse Market (Hestetorvet) 1849
The train station as it looks today
The train station as it looks today

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Train station

Roskilde has a four platform train station with seven tracks which serves as a central hub connecting southern Zealand, the islands of Falster and Lolland, west Zealand and Jutland to Copenhagen.


It is the oldest train station in Denmark still operating and the first built of stone. The first train arrived from Copenhagen on June 26th, 1847.


Airport

Built April 1, 1973, Roskilde has a small airport, serving light aircraft for training, taxi and flight instruction. There are existing plans to expand the airport for use by larger aircraft, which are pending an environmental impact assessment. The airport currently handles up to 100,000 operations (flights) per year.


Schools in Roskilde

There are eleven public primary schools in the municipality split up between eleven school districts, six gymnasiums, offering Upper Secondary School Exit Examinations, Higher Preparatory Examinations, Higher Commercial Examination Programme and Higher Technical Examination Programme. There are many adult education, technical and trade schools outside of the gymnasiums, including one university. The Gymnasium offers a 3-year general upper secondary programme which builds on the 9th-10th form of the Folkeskole and leads to the upper secondary school exit examination. ... The HHX-Programme Types of Institutions In Denmark, the HHX-programmes are offered at the business colleges, of which there are approximately 50 distributed all over the country. ... The HHX-Programme Types of Institutions In Denmark, the HHX-programmes are offered at the business colleges, of which there are approximately 50 distributed all over the country. ... In Denmark, the Higher Technical Examination Programme (HTX) is a 3-year vocationally oriented general upper secondary programme which builds on the 9th-10th form of the Folkeskole. ...


Roskilde University

In the 20th century, Roskilde became a university city; Roskilde University (Danish: Roskilde Universitetscenter) was founded in 1972. Roskilde University (RUC) is located in a village east of Roskilde called Trekroner. From Roskilde station, Trekroner (literally Three Crowns) is one stop away. RUC hosts students from around the world and has dormitory style housing and apartments close by, however, many students come from Copenhagen to attend RUC. Roskilde University Roskilde University (Danish: Roskilde Universitetscenter, RUC) is a Danish state university founded in 1972 in Roskilde. ...


VUC

VUC, meaning Voksen Uddannelse Center (Adult Education Center), is a school in the center of Roskilde. Privatized in 2004/2005, it administers several degree programs ranging from 2 year HF (Higher Preparatory Examination (HF)) programs, FVU (Forberedende Voksen Uddannelse: Supplementery Adult Education) classes and AVU (Almen Voksen Uddannelse: Normal Adult Education) classes. The Higher Preaparatory Examination (HF) is a 2-year general upper secondary programme building on to the 10th form of the Folkeskole and leading to the higher preparatory examination (the HF-examination), which qualifies for admission to higher education, subject to the special entrance regulations applying to the individual higher...


Roskilde Sprogcenter (Roskilde Language Centre)

Roskilde Sprogcenter is a school for adults who study Danish as a second language. The language centre provides courses for all levels of Danish as well as the certified exams "Prøve i dansk 1"(ALTE level A2- B2), Prøve i dansk 2"(ALTE level B1-B2), "Prøve i dansk 3"(ALTE level B2 - required for citizenship), and "Studieprøven"(ALTE level C1). The school is located just south of the city centre.


See also

The Treaty of Roskilde was signed on February 26, 1658 in the Danish city Roskilde, whereby the king of Denmark-Norway sacrificed nearly half his territory to save the rest. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

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References

  1. ^ Slots- og Ejendomsstyelsen - Roskilde Palace - History. Retrieved on 2006-02-19.
  2. ^ J.S. Illsley (1999). HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE SHIP - LECTURE NOTES. Retrieved on 2006-02-19.
  3. ^ Roskilde Festival. Retrieved on 2006-02-19.
  • Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata (Municipal Data)
  • Municipal mergers and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map

Coordinates: 55°39′N 12°05′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Roskilde, Denmark (433 words)
Roskilde, which in the Middle Ages was at times a royal seat and a diocesan town, is situated in the east of Zealand on Roskilde Fjord, which bites deep into the island.
Roskilde is one of the oldest towns in Denmark.
Roskilde is now one of the major industrial, educational and scientific areas of Denmark, with the Roskilde University Center (RUC), concentrating on the social sciences, and an atomic research center at Riso, to the north of the town.
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