Tour to Roksidle

Exhibitions at the Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is focused on ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times. The Viking Ship Hall is designed as a large showcase to display the five Viking ships found at Skuldelev. Besides the five original ships the hall also houses special temporary exhibitions in the West Room. In the East Room at the’ Harbour bridge’ is to copies placed – a trading vessel and a war ship equipped with barrels, trading goods and weapons as an active part of the exhibition.
The cinema shows a film about the excavation and reconstruction of the Viking ships.

The exhibitions are communicated all over the Museum grounds.
The large collection of tradtional nordic wooden boats and Viking ship reconstructions berthed at the Museum Harbour gives an perspective to the exhibition at the Hall and helps create a image of what the Viking ships looked like a thousand years ago.
At the Boat yard the boat building tradition and culture of the Viking age are communicated through working boat builders and exhibitions showing the historical background.
As an active part of the museum you will find craftsmen working at the Museum Island and at the Archaeological Workshop, where ship finds from throughout Denmark are measured and recorded, maritime archaeology is communicated in the summer season. 

The architectural style and the exhibitions expresses a definite attitude to the historical perspective. Visitors are not led back in time – the cultural history is brought in to the present.

The cathedral of  Roksidle

Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde on the Island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark, was the first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and its construction encouraged the spread of this Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe. It was built during the 12th and 13th centuries, and incorporates both Gothic and Romanesque architectural features in its design. It was the only cathedral in Zealand until the 20th century. The cathedral’s twin spires dominate the skyline of the town.

Roskilde Cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century. As such, it has been significantly extended and altered over time as individual rulers have added multiple burial chapels. Following the Reformation in 1536, the Bishop’s residence was moved to Copenhagen, and he from then on held the title Bishop of Zealand. Royal coronations normally took place in Copenhagen’s Church of Our Lady or the chapel of Frederiksborg Palace.

It is a major tourist attraction, bringing in over 125,000 visitors annually. Since 1995 the cathedral has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Joakim and Maya say…

 Tuesday, April 2011

Today we all met at the school in the morning to learn some greek and dansih words. At half past eight, the greek students went to the national gallery were they got a tour around the museum. Also they tried to paint selfportraits. In the afternoon the greek team went on a boat-canaltrip around the city, but it was a little rainy so they all got wet. The greek team went back to the school, and we all were free from school. At seven o clock we all meet at the Science-museum. There  was a big exerbition wich was about the beauty of our body. Also we tried out some of the different experiments. And after that we were finshed with our day and went home.

 Made by Joakim and Maya

13/4/2011 Sightseeing in central Copenhagen

In Wednesday we did together with the Danes a sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. We were divide into four groups. Every group was accompanied by a teacher and two Danes and we visited sites. In every site a group of Danish kids made a presentation of the site and explained the relevant history.

We moved with buses and trains from one point to another and so we saw all of Copenhagen!!!!!

12/4/2011 Experiment base science museum

At noon despite the rain we made a tour in the Copenhagen canals and were shown most of the sights near the canals.

In the evening we visited the science museum. There was an interesting exhibition of an artist that works with the human body. In another part of the museum we participated in some experiments and had great fun playing with the various exhibits. There was even an earthquake simulator and the   exhibits concerning energy production and management were fantastic!!!!! There were experiments to actually see waves that form in guitar strings or in water and we experimented a lot with the swing as well!!!!!

11/4/2011 Ζοο inguistic Activities and Presentations

 Today we had first some Danish-Greek Lessons and then we went to the Copenhagen Zoo.

We played a treasure hunting game in order to visit all the animals exhibited and then we were given the opportunity to touch  some animals like mice, lizards and snakes!!!!!!!

 After a snack we returned to our school and the Greek team made some presentations about their contry and specific region that is Ioannina. Some background info was given on history and landscapes and the Danes would actually like to visit !!!



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