Did you know that Denmark’s oldest station building is in Roskilde? Not even Copenhagen Central Station can compete!
Roskilde Station was built in 1847, when a railway was laid between Copenhagen and Roskilde. The original main railway station in Copenhagen no longer exists, but the original main building of Roskilde Station is still there today.
The station building and platforms have been extended and renovated many times since the station was inaugurated, but the Italian-inspired façade of the old station building has retained its original appearance. Even the colours correspond to the original. And the elegant Italian-inspired entrance with its ‘twin towers’ and balcony still welcomes eager travellers as they come up from Hestetorvet.
Enjoy the sight of the beautiful ‘Italian lady’ next time you are going to take a train or just pass by on your way. She’s a delight to the eye!
Of architectural interest