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Roskilde is a city on the Danish island of Zealand. Roskilde is located in the east of Zealand and is one of Denmark's oldest cities, located in the southeastern part of Roskilde Fjord. It is the capital of Roskilde Municipality midway between Copenhagen, Ringsted, Holbæk while Denmark's 10th largest city with 47,000 inhabitants. The city is located in the Region Zealand.
With its infrastructure, the city is a regional hub and has been certainly since the 1700s with the construction of Roskildevej inauguration of Western Railway in 1847 and later construction of Holbæk motorway in the 1960s and Roskilde Airport in the 1970s.
Culturally the town is known for the Roskilde Cathedral, the Viking Ship Museum and the city is probably best known for the annual Roskilde Festival (see below).
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Post Danmark A/S is Denmark's national postal service, and has a good reputation regarding service, speed and reliability. Sending a standard letter or postcard (up to 50 grams) costs 5 DKK within Denmark, 8 DKK to other European countries and 9 DKK outside Europe. Parcels up to 1 kilogram start at 75 DKK within Denmark, but are mostly 200 DKK or more to all other countries. The website has details about more prices and also about the opening hours of post offices, which vary widely from region to region but are usually open from around 9:30am until 5:00pm, 5:30pm on Thursdays. Most are open on Saturdays until 1:00pm. Apart from the post offices, some kiosks and newsagents sell stamps as well, and you will find postcards in many places. National and overseas mail must be placed in the red letterboxes that you will find almost everywhere. Collection times are posted on the letterboxes.
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