Hotel Niels Juel
Toldbodvej 20, Koge, Zealand, 4600, Denmark
More about Køge
a valuable pile of metal
A King in the Marketplace
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Can you help me?
Hello from Colorado,
I was visiting Denmark recently and came across a quality sports store in Køge but I am having trouble locating the store online. I will be arriving in Denmark soon and would like to get in contact with shop owner who I had a good connection with before I leave from the United States.
Could somebody please help me?
Re: Can you help me?
It's not usual for retail shops in Denmark to have websites.
From the telephon directory I can find 3 sports stores in Køge:
Intersport - Sporty
Re: Can you help me?
Try ”De gule sider” (a Danish website): http://www.degulesider.dk/vbw/sitemapSingle/75--Kort.html
Firmaer = Firms and companies.
Hvem/hvad = Who/what
Hvor = Where.
Danish – English/English – Danish dictionary: http://www.freelang.net/online/danish.php
Travel Tips for Køge
King Frederick VII Statue
King Frederick VII of Denmark reigned from 1848 until 1863. He was the last absolute monarch of the country, and he became very popular for granting a Constitution and genuine representitive government to the Danes. He was also admired for his wry, amused, and modest personality; he got along well with his countrymen. His statue stands in the center of Køge's market square.
The harbour area is sort of cut off from the rest of the town centre by the railway. The short walk down here is worth it though, as there are several pubs and restaurants with evocative maritime names and with outdoor seating during the sunnier season so that you can sit there and soak up the sea breeze. On the quays opposite yours is the town brewery (as seen in the "fishing" tip) and this is also the way to 7 Himmel - a childrens culture centre. Those of you who enjoy sailing and the sea might also want to visit Køge Marina ten minutes to the north which has more of a leasure boat feel to it, including beach life scenery, barbecue area and playground.
The River Køge is not broad but still a lovely stretch of water, and in fact, the lowest stretch of it was used as the town harbour until it moved further out towards the open sea in the 15th century. Today, the town planners have created walking and biking paths along its banks. The pretty bridge in the picture is close to the railway and has people fishing near it all the time. In the second picture, you can see the town watertower.
Clean and well-maintained
Denmark is an organized, disciplined community, and Køge is representative. My friend who lives there told me that at times it seems a little like Disneyworld, in that at times everything seems stage managed to perfection. It's true that even the trash heaps are neat and tidy!!
Battle of Koege Bay
This battle memorial stands at the entrance to the harbour to mark what has become Denmark's biggest naval victory. The Danes, under Niels Juel, lost 100 men fighting a battle against Sweden in June 1677, but the Swedes, bigger in numbers and cannons, lost around 3000 men! This was just one of all the battles between Denmark and Sweden in the so called Scanian Wars, when Denmark wanted revenge for Sweden getting several Danish provinces in what is today the south of Sweden, at the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. Interestingly enough, I happened to visit Køge with my English husband and England was the country constantly by Sweden's side in these wars, so there we stood, reading it together...