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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.
 
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.
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Latest revision as of 22:59, 30 January 2014

Kirkestræde street in the old city center

Køge [1] is a harbour city on Zealand with a population of 34,792 (2008).

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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.

  • Køge Turistbureau, Vestergade 1, +45 56676001.  edit

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][add listing]

Landmarks[edit]

Køge central square and the statue of king Frederik VII
  • Køge Church or Church of Saint Nicolas (Sankt Nicolai Kirke).  edit
  • Kjøge Mini-Town (Kjøge Miniby), Strandvejen 101, 4600 Køge, +45 56 63 49 61 or +45 56 63 62 18 (), [2]. Kjøge Mini-Town is a historically correct model of the town from the year 1865 - built to a scale of 1 to 10. Price: Adults DKK 30, Children DKK 10..  edit
Vallø Stift
  • Vallø Stift, Slotsgade 3, Vallø, ''+45'' 56260500 (), [3]. Vallø is a palacelike manor located about 7 km. south of Køge. It is owned by a foundation and there is no accees to the manor. But you can have a picnic in the surrounding park. There is also a camp-site on the property  edit
  • The Old House in Køge, Kirkestræde 20, +45 5665 2300. Dating back from 1527, this is the oldest dated half-timbered house in Denmark.  edit
  • Køge Town Hall, Torvet 1, +45 5667 6767. Built in 1567, this is the oldest still working town hall in Denmark.  edit
  • Køge Marina.  edit
  • Industrial Port, Baltic Kaj 1, DK-4600 Køge, +45 56 64 62 60, [4].  edit

Parks and nature[edit]

  • Gammelkjøgegaard, Gl. Kjøgegaard 9 (entrance from Ringstedvej), +45 5665 0144, [5]. W, Sa, Su 2PM-6PM. Park with lots of rhododendrons.  edit

Museums[edit]

  • Køge Museum, Nørregade 4, 4600 Køge, +45 56 63 42 42 (, fax: +45 56 63 42 32). Price: Adults DKK 30, Children Free, Senior DKK 15, Groups DKK 25 pr. person..  edit
  • KØS (Museum of art in public places), Nørregade 29, +45 56 67 60 20 (), [6]. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM. 40 Kr, below 25 20 Kr, below 18 free.  edit
  • Køge City Historical Archives, Vestergade 26, +45 5664 1592 (), [7]. Sep-May M, Tu, Th 10AM-11:30AM, W 2PM-8PM; Jun-Aug M-W 10AM-11:30AM, Th 10AM-4PM.  edit

Galleries[edit]

  • Køge Gallery (Køge Galleriet), Brogade 19D, +45 5663 4543, 4029 2522 (), [8]. F 11AM-5PM, Sa-Su 11AM-4PM. Free.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Zealand Round on Bike, [9]. This large one day/night amateur bicycle tour (distance about 315 km.) start and end on the central marketsquare in Køge.  edit
  • South Beach (Søndre Strand), (south of the city centre).  edit
  • Ølsemagle Reef (Ølsemagle Revle), (north of the marina), [10].  edit
  • Canoeing on Køge Stream, +45 5667 6070, [11]. Summer half of the year. 80 Kr per canoe per hour.  edit
  • Kapellangaarden Spa and Wellness, Kirkestræde 23, +45 5665 0080 (), [12]. 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.  edit
  • Køge Cinema (Køge Bio), Torvet 17, +45 5665 0750 (), [13]. Shows usually 1PM (weekends only), 3PM, 5PM, 7PM, 9PM. 65-75 Kr.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Glow, Brogade 23C, +45 6010 8181 (), [14]. Jewelry, some handmade, primarily gold and silver. Also art and bags.  edit
  • 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.  edit
  • Køge Market, Køge Torv, [15]. W, Sa 8AM-2PM. Market with food, flowers, handicrafts, jewelry.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

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

Mid-range[edit]

  • Bossa Nova, Havnen 33 (Right at the harbour), ''+45'' 55564600 (), [17]. 5:30-9PM (F,Sa 11PM). Steaks and seafood, good atmosphere menu DKK 300.  edit
  • Café Vanilla, Torvet 17, +45 5665 0175, [18]. Café during the day, restaurant in the evening. Mains from 149 Kr.  edit
  • Restaurant Christians Minde, Brogade 7, +45 5663 6856 (, fax: +45 5663 6956), [19]. 11:30AM-10PM. Danish and Chinese cuisine. Mains courses from 148 Kr.  edit
  • Restaurant Elverhøi, Vordingborgvej 51, +45 5663 6398, 2370 2584 (), [20]. Pizzeria M-Sa noon-10PM, Su 1PM-10PM; restaurant Su-Th 4:30PM-10PM, F-Sa 4:30PM-11PM. Italian restaurant. Pastas from 77 Kr, meat dishes from 158 Kr.  edit
  • Restaurant Limone, Havnen 37 (at the harbour), +45 5665 2700 (), [21]. Lunch only in the summer, dinner from 5:30PM, kitchen closes at 9:30PM. Italian restaurant specialising in menues from Toscana, Sicilia og Piemonte. Pasta from 119 Kr, meat dishes from 200 Kr, five course menu 385 Kr.  edit
  • Restaurant Stigann, Sankt Gertrudsstræde 2, +45 5663 0330 (, fax: +45 5663 0342), [22]. M-Th 4PM-11PM, F-Sa noon-midnight. Danish, French and Italian cuisine. Mains from 195 Kr.  edit
  • Slagter Stig & Co, Carlsensvej 8, +45 7033 7022. M-Th 5PM-10PM, F 5PM-11PM, Sa 10AM-11PM, Su 10AM-10PM. Self-service brasserie.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Restaurant Horizonten, Havnen 29, +45 5663 8628 (), [23]. W-Sa 6PM-midnight. Small gourmet restaurant, in the summer also with outdoor seating with views of the harbour. Three course menu 355 Kr.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

The small brewery Bryghuset Braunstein [24] 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, [26]. M-th 1PM-11PM, F 11AM-1AM, Sa 10AM-1AM, Su 1PM-5PM. Large selection of beers.  edit
  • Tapperiet, Søndre Badevej 1, +45 5656 5694, [27]. W-Th 4PM-10PM, F 4PM-midnight, Sa only if arrangement. Bar with live music.  edit
  • 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.  edit

Cafes[edit]

  • Cafe Vivaldi, Torvet 30 (on the main square), +45 5663 5366 (), [28]. Su-Th 10AM-10:30PM, F-Sa 10AM-midnight. Serves brunch, coffe, 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.  edit
  • Cafe T, Nyportstræde 17, +45 6017 2765 (), [29]. Tu-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM (closed last Su each month). Tea from 24 Kr, coffee from 12 Kr.  edit
  • Cafe Si-Si, Havnen 17-19.  edit
  • La Fontaine Cafe, Torvet 28.  edit
  • Cafe Klein, Brogade 7.  edit

Clubs[edit]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Bed & Breakfast Køge, Strandvejen 20, +45 5666 2284, 2561 4753 (), [31]. B&B in separate building with own bathroom and kitchenette. Double room 450 Kr, no breakfast.  edit
  • Bed & Breakfast Køge - Strandvejen ved Stranden, Strandvejen 87, +45 2621 7006 (), [32]. Rooms with television and shared kitchen and bath. Doubles 450 Kr, no breakfast.  edit
  • Centralhotellet, Vestergade 3, +45 56 650 696 (, fax: +45 56 660 207), [33]. The oldest hotel in the town, situated at the central square. single rooms 360-550 Kr, double rooms 720-820 Kr.  edit
  • Danhostel Køge Vandrerhjem, Vamdrupvej 1, 4600 Køge, +45 56 67 60 50, [34].  edit
  • Hellestedet Bed & Breakfast, Havbovej 4-6, +45 7734 9200 (), [35]. Six rooms with kitchenette, TV and internet. Doubles from 515 Kr, breakfast 95 Kr.  edit
  • Hotel Hvide Hus, Strandvejen 111, 4600 Køge, +45 56 65 36 90, [36].  edit
  • Hotel Niels Juel, Toldbodvej 20, 4600 Køge, +45 56 63 18 00, [37].  edit
  • Søvilla Kro & Hotel, Københavnsvej 255a, +45 5666 1514 (, fax: +45 5666 1524), [38]. Traditional inn dating back from 1929. Also has a restaurant serving traditional Danish cuisine. Doubles without/with bath 520/590 Kr.  edit
  • Vallø Camping, Strandvejen 102, +45 5665 2851 (, fax: +45 5665 1025), [39]. Three star camping site open 27 Mar-3 Oct. Adults 70 Kr, children 38 Kr, site charge (only 21 Jun-15 Aug) 35 Kr.  edit

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

Routes through Køge
KoldingRingsted  W noframe E  CopenhagenGöteborg
HelsingørCopenhagen  N noframe S  VordingborgLübeck
HelsingørCopenhagen  N noframe S  VordingborgBerlin




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