Viking Ship Museum Roskilde

The Viking Ship Museum (Danish: Vikingeskibsmuseet) in Roskilde is the Danish national museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding in the prehistoric and medieval period.

Around the year 1070, five Viking ships were deliberately sunk at Skuldelev in Roskilde Fjord in order to block the most important fairway and to protect Roskilde from enemy attack from the sea. These ships, later known as the Skuldelev ships, were excavated in 1962. They turned out to be five different types of ships ranging from cargo ships to ships of war.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Copenhagen (Denmark) (31 km), Christiansborg Palace (31 km), Rosenborg Castle (32 km), Frederiksborg Palace (35 km), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (46 km), Malmö (Sweden) (58 km), Lund (Sweden) (70 km), Koldinghus Castle (165 km), Schleswig (Germany) (203 km), Lübeck (Germany) (218 km), Schwerin (Germany) (228 km), Ratzeburg (Germany) (232 km), Tierpark Hagenbeck (267 km), Bunker Hamburg Central Station (269 km), Hamburg (Germany) (269 km), Miniature Wonderland (270 km), Bremen (Germany) (356 km), Stasi Prison Hohenschönhausen (358 km), Reichstag Berlin (358 km), Museum Island Berlin (358 km)

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