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Cultural life

In Roskilde you have several opportunities to indulge yourself in cultural events of your choice.

Roskilde is the place to be if you like art, music, theatre or dance. From medieval cultural sites to innovative digital art - Roskilde has it all.

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  • Cultural sites

    The Roskilde Cathedral is a landmark of the city and a royal burial place, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Roskilde Cathedral

    Stændertorvet next to the Cathedral is the central square in Roskilde used for markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays and cultural events.

    Hestetorvet is the square by the station. Among other things, this square is used for markets.

    The Viking Ship Museum by the harbor has a permanent exhibition of five Viking ships as well as changing temporary exhibitions. During the summer, you can step on board for a sail on Roskilde Fjord. The Viking Ship Museum

    At Musicon, you can experience PIXLPARK, an interactive area that combines digital media with exercise in a fun and innovative way. At Musicon you can also visit Rabalderparken to do some skateboarding, use trampolines or relax in one of the hammocks. Or you can join one of the Friday’s bars, theme parties or concerts with up-and-coming bands. Musicon

    Last but not least you can learn more about the local history of Roskilde at Roskilde Museum. Roskilde Museum

  • Art

    Roskilde offers many experiences within the artistic field of sculptures, paintings, pictures and craftsmanship.

    The Museum of Contemporary Art at Roskilde Palace exhibits video, sound, performance, conceptual media and installation art in a fun an educational way. Approximately every second week the museum show documentaries and movies from all over the world with subtitles mostly in English. The events are called Doxnights or Global view. The museum of Contemporary Art

    Roskilde's digital art guide Kunst i Roskilde includes all art-works accessible for citizens and tourists. Among other things, the art guide allows you to search for specific artworks, artists or locations. Kunst i Roskilde

  • Music

    Roskilde is known as the city of music. Roskilde offers plenty of opportunities to experience quality music events. From Roskilde Festival, the largest North European culture and music festival with a large selection of performing bands from all over the world, to Roskilde's local venue Gimle with intimate live concerts, there's something for everyone's taste.

    Roskilde Festival


  • Theatre and dance

    In Roskilde, you will have the opportunity to see professional actors and dancers and skilled armatures.

    Roskilde Theatre Association offers modern and traditional theatre, dance, opera and performance for both children and adults. The regional theatre Åben Dans is a dance company capable of changing style and expression from performance to performance. Roskilde Theatre Association

    Åben Dans focuses on the body and uses it as tool to communicate with its audience. Åben Dans prepares two performances every season, one for children and one for adults, and tours the rest of the country. Åben Dans

    Opera fans will have the possibility of enjoying a remarkable opera experience every year in August, when Hedeland Opera offers opera in a scenic area. Visiting Hedeland Opera is a great experience and you are free to enjoy your own food under the open sky before the show begins. Hedeland Opera

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