We decided to venture out to Roskilde which is 36 km west of Copenhagen. It was founded in the 10th century by the Vikings and was Denmark’s first capital. We had chosen one of the worst days weather-wise as it was pouring with rain when we arrived. We hadn’t brought our jackets as the weather had seemed OK when we left. As we had caught the train earlier than expected and arrived there before 10 am no shops were open to be able to buy an umbrella. We scurried down the deserted streets to a café, then to the town square. We huddled in the verandah of the Tourist Information office hoping the rain would ease, it didn’t. At 10 I sent Alan to buy two umbrellas at a ’20 krona shop’.
|Altar Roskilde Cathedral|
We started out to the Viking Museum and followed the street directions but we were walking through this park that seemed to lead nowhere and it was still pouring rain. Thinking we were going the wrong way we turned back and went to the Tourist office and asked directions. Ultimately we were going in the right direction, however first we went to the Roskilde palace which has been turned into an experimental art gallery. We looked at some of the exhibits which proved more interesting than we thought they would be.