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Old July 20th, 2010, 01:01 AM   #1
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Køge – small but nice historic city south of Copenhagen

Køge is a small city about 40min by S-train south of Copenhagen, situated at Køge Bay. It has only 35 000 inhabitants (about 57 000 in the kommune), but it has a wellkept city center with large collection of historic halftimbered houses. Many of the houses are so old so they are leaning, so even if you are sober when getting there everything wont look normal. 
A funny thing is that many stores and places have the name “Køge” in it. There are no large roads in the city center.


Nørregade, the main pedestrian street. Køge is an old market town, founded in 1288. In 1807 the battle of Køge took place, a battle between British and Danish troops.










Køge museum.






The main square, Torvet, is the largest square in Denmark outside Copenhagen. Denmark’s oldest acting town hall is here.






It is the best preserved medieval town square in Denmark.




The casino at the town square.


The statue of King Frederik VII at Køge’s large main square.








Kirkestraede (Church Street) seen from the square towards St Nicholas church.


Skt Nicolai kirke, or Køge kirke.


Skt Nicolai Kirke, the historic landmark of Køge.


The church was built in the 15th century and contains the first lighthouse to be built in Denmark.


The small half-timbered house to the left is not only Køge’s oldest dated house, it is also Denmark’s oldest half-timbered house! It was built in 1527.

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Old July 20th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #2
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Koge looks really a very nice, beautiful town, with great architecture style
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Old July 21st, 2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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This statue has became a symbol for Køge, you can buy sculptures of it inside the museum.


KOS, Museum for art in public spaces (left).


Inside the museum.




Køge Musikcenter.






The modern art museum, Museum for art in public spaces.
























Køge Apotek.






One of many leaning half-timbered houses in Køgem this one hosts a crafts store.




“Køge – Sjaelland’s best merchant town”.






Køge å.


Note the swans!






Køge water tower.


Kiøge bro.












Køge harbour.


Ølby (a suburb of Køge) means “beer town”. The wet windows have nothing to do with it. Cheers!






There are many sculpture in Køge.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 04:31 PM   #4
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This is it! So what do you think?
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This small city on Sjaelland looks very fine.
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Agreed. Køge is a nice little city (+very clean judging from the pictures).
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Looks like a lovely place - very nice photos there.
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Old October 31st, 2010, 05:57 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments. Unfortunately I visited on a Sunday, so most stores were closed.
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