The gilded altarpiece was made in Antwerp around 1560 and depicts various scenes from the life of Jesus Christ, including the events of Easter Week, Christ’s death, and his childhood.
On the reverse side are scenes of Christ’s good works.
The region is home to the impressive cathedral city Roskilde, dating back to Viking times.
West Zealand has plenty of Viking attractions to look at, including Viking ships and Viking fortresses.
»Der bliver reklameret temmelig massivt fra de her sites, og de udenlandske sites er samtidig kommet ind for at tage markedsandele fra de danske aktører.
Det er sandsynligvis en af grundene til, at der sker denne her markante stigning.
Even after more than 500 years, no one has come close to equalling the height of Christian I himself, who apparently towered 219.5 cm (over 7 feet 2 inches) in height.
A dozen royal family members – including kings Frederik V, Christian VI, Frederik VII, Christian VII, and Christian VIII, are buried in Frederik V’s Chapel, designed in 1789 On the north side of the cathedral is Christian IV’s Chapel, dating from approximately 1620, although the interior work was not completed until as late as 1866.
Roskilde Cathedral also contains numerous other chapels, including Trolle’s Chapel, notable for the distinctive troll figure in its wrought-iron grating – a play on the name of Niels Trolle, a prominent vassal of of Christian IV, who in 1644 was granted use of the 15th-century chapel as a burial vault for his family.
Most recently, in 1985, a special tomb was constructed outside the cathedral, to the northeast of the building, for King Frederik IX, who had died in 1972.
Raised bilingual and bicultural, she has traveled extensively in Scandinavia, both independently and as a professional tour leader.
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A visit to Roskilde Cathedral is a journey through centuries of Danish history.