Since the early 15th century the Roskilde Cathedral has been designated as Denmark's royal burial place which together with the construction of the remarkable building are the reasons for its listing on the World Heritage List.
Both being designed by the famous Danish artist Peter Brandes the new royal gate and the newly redecorated Chapel of Saint Andrew were inaugurated in October 2010 by the Danish Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik. At the same time the projected sarcophagus of the Queen and Prince was revealed. The sarcophagus is the work of the famous Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard.
Guided tours for groups can be booked at Roskilde Tourist Office, phone +45 46 35 65 65.
As Roskilde Cathedral is a parish church it might be closed to visitors due to services or religious ceremonies. Please check the calendar prior to your visit or call the Admin. Office tel. +45 46351624 or the Tourist Office tel. +45 46316565.
Though, it is guaranteed that the Cathedral is not closed all day Wednesday and the other days (except Monday) until 1 pm.
There are no toilets in the Cathedral.
Parking for busses in front of the church.