Roskilde has a long history, dating to the pre-Christian Viking Age
. Roskilde, which developed as the hub of the Viking land and sea trade routes over a thousand years ago, is one of Denmark's oldest cities. From the 11th century until 1443, it was the capital of Denmark.The Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum
, which contains the well-preserved remains of five 11th-century ships, attract more than 100,000 visitors annually.
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