Denmark's Roskilde: From Vikings to Monarchs with Kathrine Bjerregaard

Denmark's Roskilde: From Vikings to Monarchs with Kathrine Bjerregaard


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With its rich history, an impressive gothic cathedral, the Viking Ship Museum, and a beautiful seashore, the Danish town of Roskilde on the island of Sealand is our destination in this Context Conversation. Join a local historian to discover more about one of the oldest towns in Denmark as we discuss everything from Danish monarchs, intrepid Vikings, and gothic cathedrals.

Roskilde is one of the oldest towns in Denmark, with much of its past closely tied to the Viking Age and the rise of Christianity in Scandinavia. During this seminar, we will explore its expansive history from its origins with Harald Bluetooth through to numerous Danish monarchs. We’ll visit important historical sites such as Roskilde Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the oldest parts of this medieval town, and the celebrated Viking Ship Museum. We’ll gain insight into the world of the Vikings and their era as we study five excavated eleventh century Viking ships and learn about the reconstruction of these prehistoric boats.

Led by Danish historian, Kathrine G. Bjerregaard, an expert on Scandinavia’s culture and history, this interactive seminar will allow participants a glimpse into this splendid Danish town. Designed to inform curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of the Vikings and their era, the rise of Christianity, and early architecture in Northern Europe.

Kathrine Bjerregaard holds a Masters degree in History and Philosophy. She began her career as an education officer at the Royal Collections before joining the academic staff at The National Museum of Denmark. For the past ten years, Kathrine has traveled throughout Scandinavia and Europe with Danish groups when not giving guided walks and visits to international visitors in Copenhagen or writing on her next book. Growing up in Luxembourg and Los Angeles with her Danish family and later in Copenhagen has given Kathrine a wide horizon and an American accent. Now living in Copenhagen with her family, she has a keen eye on the local scene and an acute understanding of Danish culture, mentality and history seen from the inside and outside. Kathrine can translate ‘hygge’ and tell tales from Danish history so you get it. Every tour is as individual as the group it is created for.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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