Roskilde Harbor, Viking Ship Museum
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Roskilde Harbor, Viking Ship Museum

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A: Roskilde, harbor in october

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 130 meters away

Roskilde, harbor in october

B: Roskilde Cathedral, Christian 4.s Chapel

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 930 meters away

Roskilde Cathedral, Christian 4.s Chapel

C: Roskilde Cathedral

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 940 meters away

Roskilde Cathedral RoskildeCathedral in Roskilde is impressive building.   This is the first Gothic c...

Roskilde Cathedral

D: Roskilde Cathedral

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 950 meters away

Cathedral in Roskilde is impressive building.   This is the first Gothic church in Scandinavia.  In t...

Roskilde Cathedral

E: Roskilde Carhedral ,The Sarcophagus of Margrehte 1

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 960 meters away

Cathedral in Roskilde is impressive building.   This is the first Gothic church in Scandinavia.  In t...

Roskilde Carhedral ,The Sarcophagus of Margrehte 1

F: Roskilde catedral ,winter 2011

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 960 meters away

Cathedral in Roskilde is impressive building.   This is the first Gothic church in Scandinavia.  In t...

Roskilde catedral ,winter 2011

G: Chapel of the Magi - Christian I's Chapel

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 970 meters away

Chapel of the Magi - Christian I's Chapel

H: Roskilde catedral, Frederik 5S. chapel

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 980 meters away

Cathedral in Roskilde is impressive building.   This is the first Gothic church in Scandinavia.  In t...

Roskilde catedral, Frederik  5S. chapel

I: Roskilde palace

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 1,000 meters away

Roskilde palace

J: Roskilde Skomagergade

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 1.1 km away

Roskilde Skomagergade

This panorama was taken in Denmark, Europe

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In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

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