Køge was founded by royal order at the first place south of Copenhagen that had a natural harbour. The order was issued in the years prior to 1288 when a town plan was designed. This plan is still valid for the old town centre. Køge was granted a municipal charter in 1288.
Køge is among the towns in Denmark that have the largest number of well preserved half timbered houses from the Renaissance period in its centre, including Denmark's oldest half timbered house from 1527, verified by a date inscription, and the oldest town hall still in use, dating from 1552.
Walking through the streets of Køge town centre, you will, on the one hand, enjoy the sight of the old, well preserved houses relating the long history of the town, and, on the other hand, you will see Køge as a modern, enterprising town with a vivid cultural and business life, which offers rich opportunities for holiday shopping etc.
If you have the Copenhagen Card there is free transportation
How to get there?
You have to take the S-train. Køge is located 30 km from Copenhagen. But bring your bike with you, there is free transportation for bikes on the S-train. And bike around in Køge. Do not miss the harbour. Or you can bike, and take the traion home.