One of the Must See attractions in Denmark, for us, was the Viking Ship museum in Roskilde. Roskilde is about a 30 minute train ride from the center of Copenhagen and a shortish walk or bus ride from the Roskilde train station.
The museum traces the history of the Viking ships and how they were made then and now, when they have been recreated with traditional methods in the boat house. There were five ships found in Roskilde fjord and their remains were painstakingly raised and arranged on metal skeletons so you can see the original size and shape. Some only have a few boards but one or two have quite a bit that was recovered.
There was a real life replica built, and called the Sea Stallion and it was sailed from Roskilde to Dublin and back. There is a film you can watch that was taking during the journey and it really opens your eyes as to how it must have been a thousand years ago. The modern day sailors had radar and safety measures but even so, you can see how open the boats were to the weather and elements.
The boatyard is open and you can go in and watch them work on the replica they are building and see some exhibits about various tools that would have been used.
They also have boat trips out on the fjord where they take a group out in one of the replica longboats. The passengers are the crew and they row and help put up the sails. Everyone wears a life jacket, of course, and they do several sailings a day through the summer. It was too cold the day we went but they had a group of students out and they looked like they had good fun when we saw them on their return.
There is a nice shop in the main museum building and a couple of cafes in the buildings on the grounds. There is a free car park if you drive there but there are busses that go by from the train station or it's about a 20 minute walk through the town and down hill through a nice park.
Admissin is 100 dkk in summer per adult, 60 in winter. kids under 18 can get in free. The boat trip costs extra.
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