Køge is a harbour city on Zealand with a population of 34,792 (2008).

Kirkestræde street in the old city center

Understand edit

Køge has some nice old squares (the central marketsquare is the largest townsquare in Denmark outside Copenhagen), pedestrian streets with cafes and small stores. The old harbour still has some atmosphere and a newer area with a marina and more modern restaurants.

Get in edit

By train edit

Køge is on the E S-train line. It is about 40 minutes from Copenhagen

By car edit

Køge is situated at an important motorway crossing where the motorway going south from Copenhagen splits into E20 which leads to Odense and E47 E55 which leads to Gedser and Rødby.

Get around edit

Both the old city and the harbour is just a few minutes walk from the train station.

See edit

Landmarks edit

Køge central square and the statue of king Frederik VII
Vallø Stift
  • 3 Vallø Castle (Vallø Slot), Slotsgade 3, Vallø, +45 56260500, . Vallø is a palace like manor located about 7 km. south of Køge. It is owned by a foundation (Vallø Stift) and there is no access to the manor. But you can have a picnic in the surrounding park. There is also a camp-site on the property    
  • 4 The Old House in Køge, Kirkestræde 20, +45 5665 2300. Dating back from 1527, this is the oldest dated half-timbered house in Denmark.  
  • 5 Køge Town Hall, Torvet 1, +45 5667 6767. Built in 1567, this is the oldest still working town hall in Denmark.    
  • 6 Køge Marina, Bådehavnen 2, +45 56 66 16 89.
  • 7 Industrial Port, Baltic Kaj 1, DK-4600 Køge, +45 56 64 62 60.
  • 8 Borgring (Borrering) (next to the E47/E55 motorway, near Lellinge village). The remains of a Viking Age ring fortress, one of five to be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Parks and nature edit

Museums edit

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Do edit

  • Football: HB Køge play soccer in First Division, Denmark's second tier. Their home ground is Køge Stadion 1 km north of town centre; its capacity has been trimmed to 1000.
  • Zealand Round on Bike. This large one day/night amateur bicycle tour (distance about 315 km.) start and end on the central marketsquare in Køge.
  • South Beach (Søndre Strand) (south of the city centre).
  • Ølsemagle Reef (Ølsemagle Revle) (north of the marina).
  • [dead link] Canoeing on Køge Stream, +45 20 41 27 89. Summer half of the year. 80 Kr per canoe per hour.
  • Kapellangaarden Spa and Wellness, Kirkestræde 23, +45 5665 0080, . Tu-Th 10AM-6PM, F 10AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. Medieval cellar offering spa with jacuzzi, infrared sauna, steam bath and shower. You can also have different kind of body and face treatments including massages. Full body massage 950 Kr, spa 395 Kr per hour.

Buy edit

  • [dead link] Glow, Brogade 23C, +45 6010 8181, . Jewelry, some handmade, primarily gold and silver. Also art and bags.
  • Lammestrup Antik, Vestergade 5, +45 5752 6928. W-Th 10:30AM-5:30PM, F 10:30AM-6PM; Sa 9:30AM-1PM. Antiques including silver, porcelain, glass, frames.
  • Køge Market, Køge Torv. W, Sa 8AM-2PM. Market with food, flowers, handicrafts, jewelry.

Eat edit

Borgring from a distance

Budget edit

  • Kinesisk Restaurant Zhou, Vestergade 20, +45 5665 1223. 4PM-10PM. Chinese cuisine. Buffet 99 Kr (F-Su 119 Kr).

Mid-range edit

Splurge edit

Drink edit

The small brewery Bryghuset Braunstein is located on the harbour and their beer is served at many local pubs and restaurants.

Bars edit

  • Hugo's, Brogade 19, +45 5665 5850. M-th 1PM-11PM, F 11AM-1AM, Sa 10AM-1AM, Su 1PM-5PM. Large selection of beers.
  • Tapperiet, Søndre Badevej 1, +45 5656 5694. W-Th 4PM-10PM, F 4PM-midnight, Sa only if arrangement. Bar with live music.
  • Cafe O'flanagans, Nørregade 22B, +45 5663 3339. Small Irish pub with outdoor seating during summer. The Irish theme is not very prominent and had it not been for the Guinness and Kilkenny, the place could be mistaken for a café. The beer selection is quite broad, though. Saturday nights can be quite hectic.

Cafes edit

  • 1 Cafe Vivaldi, Torvet 30 (on the main square), +45 5663 5366, . Su-Th 10AM-10:30PM, F-Sa 10AM-midnight. Serves brunch, coffee, beer and other drinks as well as lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating during summer. Live music or DJ in the weekend. Coffee from 25 Kr, beers around 50 Kr, main dishes from 129 Kr, sandwiches and salads around 100 Kr.
  • Cafe T, Nyportstræde 17, +45 6017 2765, . Tu-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM (closed last Su each month). Tea from 24 Kr, coffee from 12 Kr.
  • Cafe Si-Si, Havnen 17-19.
  • La Fontaine Cafe, Torvet 28.
  • Cafe Klein, Brogade 7.

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Routes through Køge
KoldingRingsted  W   E  CopenhagenGöteborg
HelsingørCopenhagen  N   S  HaslevLübeck
HelsingørCopenhagen  N   S  HaslevBerlin

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