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    Store Magleby

    by illumina Written Aug 12, 2014

    Just outside Dragør, on the way from Copenhagen, is a little village called Store Magleby.

    The area has had a Dutch ancestry since the early 16th century when King Christian II invited a group of farmers from the Netherlands — at the time a more agriculturally advanced nation than Denmark — to settle in the area and produce food for the royal household. Twenty-four families settled in the village of Store Magleby and delivered vegetables to the Amagertorv market in Copenhagen. Among other things they were responsible for introducing the carrot to Denmark. Dutch and Low German were still spoken on Amager until the 19th century. Tensions between the inland Dutch farmers and the Danish fishermen and sailors of the coast are still detectable now, with a certain rivalry between citizens of Store Magleby and Dragør.

    Store Magleby church is pretty and well worth stopping if you're cycling from Copenhagen to Dragør.

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    Dragør Inner Harbour

    by illumina Written Aug 12, 2014

    The Inner Harbour of Dragør, a part of what today is called Old Harbour of Dragør, was supposedly constructed by the Dutch in St Magleby around 1600 by Royal Permission. They needed a suitable place for their ships to dock due to their horse transports and eel fishing.

    It has later been extended several times, particularly in the year 1725-29, at the cost of the town.

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    Dragør Museum

    by illumina Written Aug 12, 2014

    Dragør Museum is housed in one of Dragørs oldest houses, situated on the harbour front.. On the first floor is an exhibition on Dragør's maritime history and connections, while the second part of the museum shows interiors from the city's old captain's houses and examples of the women's handiwork.

    Entry is 40kr for adults, children under 18 are free.

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    Dragør Fort

    by illumina Written Aug 12, 2014

    Dragør Fort was built between 1910 and 1914 on a small artificial island to help deter hostile bombardment of Copenhagen. It is now privately owned and used as a hotel, restaurant and conference centre, but some parts are accessible to the public.

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    Sildens Dag

    by illumina Written Aug 12, 2014

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    The Day of the Herring in Dragør is held every August, and mostly consists of celebrating the herring catch by sitting in a tent and eating lots of herring! They usually sell 3 or 4 different types of herring, and maybe some other food for the 'ungodly' who aren't keen on the main dish! There is plenty to drink and some music to listen to while you enjoy your fish!

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    Dragør Church

    by ValbyDK Updated Jan 1, 2013

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    Dragør Church was completed in 1885, before that time the Dragør citizens had to use the church in Store Magleby (just outside Dragør). The church is designed by architect J.H. Wessel in a Neo Gothic style characteristic of the period, and built by R.P. Guldborg - a local master-builder. Their webpage is only in Danish...

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    Dragør Memorial Stone

    by ValbyDK Updated Jan 1, 2013

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    The memorial stone is located north of the harbour in Dragør and was erected in 2003 in memory of the humanitarian effort made by fishermen and others from Dragør in October 1943, when the Germans started its action against the Danish Jews. It is said that more than 700 persons were saved by the Dragør fishermen and other helpers.

    The relief is made by artist Ole Bunton and the stone weights around 9 tons.

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    Dragør Fort

    by ValbyDK Updated Jan 1, 2013

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    Dragør Fort is one of five coastal forts constructed at the beginning of World War I (the others were Flakfortet, Kongelundsfortet, Mosede Fort and Taarbæk Fort). The fortification was built between 1910 and 1915 to protect the coast of Amager from enemy attack and invasion. The fortification is built on an artificial island about 200 metres from the coast line and you have a nice view of Dragør village and the Øresund Bridge from the ramparts.

    Dragør Fort has since 2002 been owned by a private company and there is a small hotel (and a restaurant) inside the old fortification today. Their webpage is only in Danish...

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    Dragør Museum

    by ValbyDK Updated Jan 1, 2013

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    Dragør Museum - at Dragør Harbour - is a museum about the area’s history with a particular attention to its seafaring history. Full of ship models, paintings, and weird things brought home by local sailors from around the World...

    The museum is housed in an old building from 1753, and before being converted into a museum, it had been used as a store house for salvaged goods, the harbour master’s office, and the town hall. The museum also owns a cutter, the Elisabeth K571, which was used to rescue about 70 Danish Jews to Sweden during World War II.

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    Dragør Old Village

    by ValbyDK Updated Jan 1, 2013

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    Dragør Old Village is a very beautiful place with cosy, picturesque alleys and cobblestone streets built in the traditional Danish style. The houses are yellow painted with red roofs and many of these buildings are built between the end of the 18th century and 1850. 25% of the houses are preserved, and they are all covered by a local preservations plan which secures that the village will keep its special character. Around the alleys you’ll also see many roses and hollyhocks.

    Buy an ice cream and take a stroll through old Dragør...

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    Öresund Bridge dip

    by Sjalen Written Oct 10, 2005

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    The bridge can be seen from several places on both sides of the strait, but along the pier in Dragoer it is fun as you can see where the bridge becomes a tunnel. All of a sudden, cars and lorries just disappear into the sea! :))) You need a good camera zoom if you want to do more than just look. I didn't have a zoom...

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