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Vikingeskibsmuseet (Viking Ship Museum)

  • Vindeboder 12 Map It
  • Roskilde

Published 04/05/2016

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Less than 1 km (½ mi) north of the cathedral, on the fjord, is the modern Vikingeskibsmuseet, containing five Viking ships sunk in the fjord 1,000 years ago. Submerged to block the passage of enemy ships, they were discovered in 1957. The painstaking recovery involved building a watertight dam and then draining the water from that section of the fjord. The splinters of wreckage were then preserved and reassembled. A deep-sea trader, warship, ferry, merchant ship, and fierce 92½-foot man-of-war attest to the Vikings' sophisticated and artful boat-making skills.

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Vindeboder 12, Roskilde, Zealand, 4000, Denmark

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Sight Details:

  • May–Sept. DKr 100, Oct.–Apr. DKr 70
  • Daily 10–5

Published 04/05/2016


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