The magnificent red-brick cathedral with its impressive tall spires is considered one of Denmark’s most important architectural monuments, and it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
For more than 1000 years there have been church buildings on these grounds which are a perfect starting point for a captivating journey through Danish history.
The present cathedral was probably built in the 1170s by bishop Absalon. Since then, the cathedral has been rebuilt several times and new chapels, embracing various architectural styles, have gradually been added.
Royal burial place
In the early 1400s, the cathedral was designated royal burial place, and since the Reformation, all Danish kings have found their final resting place here.
The insane King Christian 7 died of a stroke 13 March 1808 and is buried here. He was later followed by his and Queen Caroline Mathilde's son, Frederik 6.