The city is ancient, dating from the Viking Age and is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.
Roskilde train station is a major stop between Copenhagen and the regions of Denmark located to its west. With a population of 48,721 the city is an economic centre for the region.
Roskilde has a pedestrian street running down the centre of the city, with many shops, restaurants, and cafes. Several tourist attractions draw visitors from around Denmark and the world.
The most popular attractions are Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum.
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