Favorite thing: 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.
Favorite thing: 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.
Favorite thing: 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.