About Køge

Køge is located only 40 kilometers south of Copenhagen. It is a vibrant town of 57.000 inhabitants, situated in a beautiful landscape. The Køge-area is a very safe and pleasant place to live and to study.

History
The town is very old – it was first mentioned in the 11th century and became a market Centre and base for herring fishing in the late 13th century.

In 1677 Admiral Niels Juel won a great naval victory over Sweden in the “The Battle on Køge Bay”.

The many medieval remains include St. Nicholas Church from 1324 from the tower of which captured pirates were hanged in the 14th century. Also very old is the town hall from 1570 and many old timbered houses – the oldest from as far back as 1527.

Sports, entertainment, fun and leisure
Køge is a very “hyggelig” (cosy) town that offers lots of small shops rather than one big shopping arcade, an old square in the town Centre which is used for markets selling meat, fish, flowers, fruit, vegetables, clothes, pottery, jewellery etc. The market is held every Saturday and Wednesday.

As for entertainment Køge offers a couple of museums and a cinema. It also has a great café life and nightclubs. Køge also offers a vivacity of sports such as motor sports, golf, soccer, sailing, swimming and windsurfing

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