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Today, Roskilde is a small town located about 30 km from Copenhagen.  It has a direct train to Copenhagen’s airport and is a place where people like to attend meetings. 

Scholars believe that Roskilde is the setting for the Beowulf epic.  If so, there would have been no cathedrals in Roskilde since the story takes place before the Danes were converted to Christianity.

One of Denmark’s oldest towns, Roskilde was first established as a Viking trading post more than a thousand years ago.


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