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Getting There

By Train -- Trains leave three times an hour from Copenhagen's Central Railroad Station on the 35-minute trip to Roskilde.

By Bus -- Buses depart from Roskilde several times daily from Copenhagen's Central Railroad Station.

By Car -- Take the E-21 express highway west from Copenhagen.

Visitor Information

The Roskilde-Egnens Turistbureau, Gullandsstr├Žde 15 (tel. 46-31-65-65; www.visitroskilde.com), provides pamphlets about the town and the surrounding area. The office is open August 23 to March 31 Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4pm, and Saturday 10am to 1pm; April 1 to June 27 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm; June 28 to August 22 Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.

Special Events

The Roskilde Festival (tel. 46-36-66-13; www.roskilde-festival.dk) is one of Northern Europe's best outdoor concerts. We first discovered it when we journeyed here to see David Bowie. It is held June 29 to July 2 on a large grassy field, attracting fans of rock and techno music. To get information on the festival -- dates and performances -- call the above number or contact the Roskilde-Egnens Turistbureau.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.