Experience the present and the past in this historic tour. You will explore the roots of the Danish royal family and learn about the Viking origins.
The tour will start at Amalienborg Palace, the winter residency of the Danish queen. The Amalienborg complex consists of four palaces, built around an octagonal courtyard, in the centre of which stands the French sculptor J.F.J. Saly’s equestrian statue of Frederik V, the founder of Amalienborg Palace and Frederiksstaden. Amalienborg became the royal residence after Christiansborg Palace burned down in the night between 26 and 27 February 1794.
Also famous is the Royal Life Guard which stands watch at Amalienborg and the other royal castles and palaces. The Life Guard has a change of watch ceremony at Amalienborg daily at noon. In addition, post replacement is conducted every two hours.
You will have the opportunity to enter the castle museum and see part of the royal collections. The royal collections have come into being over several centuries and contain objects of historical value which are attached to Her Majesty The Queen as both sovereign and private person. Large parts of the collections continue to be used by the Royal Danish House. For more information visit: http://www.kongernessamling.dk/en/amalienborg/
Roskilde Cathedral is inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list. As the first Gothic cathedral to be built out of brick in 1170, it encouraged the spread of the Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe. The Viking kings Harold Bluetooth (d. 985) and his son, Sweyn Forkbeard (d. 1014) conqueror of England and almost 40 kings and queens of Denmark are buried there. For more information visit: http://www.roskildedomkirke.dk/english/
Viking Museum at Roskilde
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is Denmark's national museum for ships, seafaring, and boatbuilding in the prehistoric and medieval period. The main focus of the museum is a permanent exhibition of five original Viking ships excavated nearby in 1962 that bear witness to war, trade and sea voyages to distant places. You can follow the work in the Boatyard, visit the large boat collection in the museum harbour and also try your hand at Viking crafts. bFor more information visit: https://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/en/#top
Lunch at Vigen
The restaurant is beautifully located on the Veddelev peninsula north of Roskilde, where you will have a beautiful view of Roskilde Fjord and Roskilde town with the Cathedral in the center. The restaurant offers a Nordic menu with good ingredients at the forefront.
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