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.
Det er en tradition at de danske nyhedsmedier hvert år 1.
april bringer en aprilsnar i form af en nyhed som ikke har noget på sig.
In addition to its internationally recognized tourist attractions and its annual rock festival, Roskilde is popular with shoppers thanks to its two centrally located pedestrian streets complete with restaurants, cafés, and a variety of shops.
The city is home to the FC Roskilde football club which play in the Danish 1st Division, the Roskilde Vikings RK rugby club, and the rowing club, Roskilde Roklub.
Although no traces of these buildings have been discovered, in 1997 archaeologists found the remains of Viking ships in the Isefjord, the oldest of which is dated to 1030.
At the time, there were also two churches in the area: St Jørgensbjerg, an early stone church, and a wooden church discovered under today's St Ib's Church.
In the 1970s, the city benefited from the opening of the university and from the completion of the Holbæk Motorway connecting it to Copenhagen.
Roskilde has the oldest operational railway station in Denmark, with connections across Zealand as well as with Falster, Lolland, and Jutland.
Næste morgen mødte mange frem med med alt fra 1½ liters flasker til baljer – eddike var udsolgt i hele byen, idet folk tømte dunkene i kloakken med henblik på at fylde dem med spiritus.
Det viste sig imidlertid, til manges store skuffelse, at avisartiklen var en aprilsnar!
The Risø research facility is also becoming a major employer, extending interest in sustainable energy to the clean technology sphere.