We visited Vestergade street because there (at number 1) you can find the small Tourist Info. The lady gave us a small simple map which is more than enough for a small town like Koge. On the map are pointed all the main sites and some important buildings like the one you see on the pic here.It’s called Richters Gard. It was built in 1644 in...more
It is located a few steps away from the Tourist Info so when we saw a small building (pic 2) that houses Koge Byhistoriske Arkiv (City History Archive) I decided to knock the door and give it a try. I realized that it is not some kind of a small museum or something but a place for research for those who are interested to seek “old” information...more
Koge Torv (Koge square, also known as market square) is a large square covering an area of 9940 sq meters (the largest town square away from Copenhagen). You can sit and relax at one of the benches or enjoy a coffee at one of the cafes. As in other Danish town square I didn’t like the numerous cars around but still we enjoyed walking around this...more
Koge museum is located in a preserved former merchant’s house that dates from 1619! (pic 1) It’s not very big and its collection covers the history of the city from the Stone Age to the present. We saw a lot of items from Stone and Bronze Age but the grave with the skeletons from Mesolithic period was the most impressive. Then we visited some rooms...more
One block away from the train station we walked into Norregade, a pedestrian street full of people. It seems to be one of the main commercial streets of Koge but also the street where you can find some of the main attractions in the city (KOS museum, Nikolai Church etc).What I liked most on the street was the numerous old buildings, especially some...more
KOS museum is focusing on art in public places, the only museum of this kind in Denmark. For those who are interested to see sketches and models for art works like that it must be an interesting place but we preferred to skip it although we spent some time at the benches in front of it where we took some pictures of the sculptures (pics 2-3)By the...more
Sankt Nikolai Kirke (St Nicholas Church) is the main church of Koge(pic 1), dedicated of course to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of all travelers and sailors, including VTers :)First we checked the exterior, strolling round the church and sitting for a while at the benches next to the church. The brick church has a late gothic look and dates...more
Kirkestraede(church street) is probably the most beautiful street in the city. It’s another pedestrian street parallel to Norregade, the difference is that here you wont see stores but 2 rows of colorful old buildings, hopefully thanks to the map we took from the info we had information about some of them. The street starts from the Market Square...more
Not far from the Market square you will see a bridge. It’s Koge Bro(bridge) that is built on the Koge river that splits the town in two. The stone bridge replaced the old wooden one in 1637 following the order of King Christian IV.We took some pictures of the river (pics 1-2), we saw the water tower and walked back to Brogade street to check some...more
The last thing we did in Koge was to walk down the harbour area which is a bit off the beaten path (south of the railway line and the train station while the city is at other side).It was bright sunny day but we could barely walk a lot under the sun. In general we liked the area and the marina, hopefully, there are some cafes and small restaurants...more
St Nicholas is casually just known as Køge Church, but this is its proper name. There has been a church here since early 14th century and already later in that century it was added to with a tower and other extensions. Køge's strong links with the Hanseatic towns of the Baltic is what gave the church its German Gothic look. Inside, you can marvel...more
This is oldest dated half timbered house in Denmark and would you believe it, it is used as a childrens library since 1958 :) The house was built in 1527 and used as a tenancy along with a similar neighbouring house. In 1908 when the library (then a house for the elderly) behind it was to be built, the architect wanted it and the neighbouring house...more
Kirkestraede is one of the most beautiful pedestrian street I have seen in Denmark. It links the Torvet with the Church of Skt. Nicolai. On both side of the street are ancient buildings and houses, the most picturesque of them is the one on the very left of the picture. This house was built in the year 1527 and has a wonderful roof.more
Toldbodvej 20, Koge, Zealand, 4600, Denmark
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Good for: Families
Despite being called a "wine cellar", it was the beer that drew us to Hugo's and we were not disappointed. In fact, this is one of the best pubs we've ever been to in Denmark! The sign in the street said "100 beers" or something similar, so we entered the little alley it pointed to, and disappeared down the stairs inside the door, to find a delightfully snug little pub with barrels and dark wood. The bar staff were very friendly and served not only the local beer but all sorts of Danish micro brewery stuff and international top Belgian and other beers. It was a nice and sunny autumnal day so we sat outside, watching the world go by, but I was tempted to stay down in the cosy interior with its many special whisky bottles and such, inside glass cupboards in the bar.
Koge is located on the Bay of Koge 39km SW of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. By Train/BusKoge is at the end of E S-train line from Copenhagen. The train ride will take about 40’From Koge we you can also visit other cities like Roskilde in about 25’. We just used our 24h pass for all zones in Greater Copenhagen area(it costs 130DKK).There is...more
Koge is a small and compact medieval town so you don’t need to use any mean of transport. We just walked around the city, the town center is full of small streets, dont except big avenues here, what we liked most were the pedestrianized streets near the Koge square. We saw some local buses but we didn’t have to use any of them.Even the harbour is...more
This is a lovely old merchant's yard and still used for its purpose today. There is a focus on high quality coffee and tea and a great smell in the shop, but this also means that they sell all things associated with this, such as old coffee mills, baskets and colourful old tins. They also sell hampers for birthdays, Christmas and so on, with delicatessen from around the world.
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!!more
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...more
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Just 8 kms far from Koge, deepened in a beautiful green landscape, lies Vallo Slot, an unmissable castle built in the 1586 and then destroyed by a fire. Rebuilt in the XX century, is now residence of unmarried noble women. It's only possible to visit the beautiful gardens, famous for their roses.
You can go trolling in the sea from nearby Rødvig harbour or fish in one of the inland rivers in and around Køge. To fish in Køge river you don't need a particular license but you do need a general Danish one. Visit the site below for further information on types of fish in the different areas.
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...more
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...more
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...more