Art of living
Denmark offers a rich social and recreational life. It includes everything from music, theater, cinema, art, museums and expeditions to lectures, past time education, sports as well as a range of associations.
Some activities and arrangements are free while others can be quite expensive. Pensioners and students are eligible for discounts at several events
The Municipality of Roskilde offers the cultural calendar "Kulturbasen" that provides an overview of its many cultural offers and activities. It covers the entire municipality of Roskilde which allows you to search for activities all over the area or in a specific postal code.
It is also possible to search www.kultunaut.dk that provides information on current cultural events all over the country.
Landscape, outdoor activities and sports
Roskilde is surrounded by a wide variety of natural scenery and provides many opportunities for enjoying nature and an active physical life.
The Municipality of Roskilde covers an area of approx. 8,106 hectares or 81 sq. km, of which 60% is open countryside. Roskilde Fjord, Kattinge Lake, and Veddelev Peninsula are all EU habitats. The countryside around Roskilde can and should be enjoyed.
The public has access to the farmland and nature areas, in some places by systems of paths. Roskilde Fjord is used for several kinds of sailing, and here you can also see the Viking ships which have been built at the Viking Ship Museum.
Furthermore, the municipality is transforming former gravel pits into outdoor areas for golf courts, ski slopes, picnic areas with barbecues, and so forth.
The municipality supports athletics and outdoor-life through grants and municipal accommodation. In addition to this, there are local sports centres that provide good opportunities for both children and adults.
Roskilde has a lot of talent in the sports clubs of the city. The association Elite Sport Roskilde helps insuring that talents are being developed, by co-funding elite projects initiated by the sports clubs.