• discovering koge, denmark

 

The namesake of our new Koge Grey Outside Slipper was once a medieval trading center in the heart of Denmark. A vision of timbered 17th century abodes where you can imagine winter fires roaring. A collection of cobbled streets that wind around Denmark’s largest square, a place fringed by sand bars, wading birds, and a boat filled harbor. Koge captures the simplicity of Scandinavian beauty.

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The striking little town was born when a royal order declared it as the first place South of Copenhagen to have a natural harbor. The year was 1288 and the history of the place can still be found etched in the renaissance architecture dotted around the ancient centre; including the oldest half-timbered home in Denmark and the oldest town hall – both dating back to the early 1500’s. 

The pretty churches are another vision of splendor – all polished dark wood standing out against whitewash walls and framed by gilded chandeliers. Romanesque style can be found at both the Ejby and the Gorslev, whereas the late gothic touch can be uncovered at the Lellinge Kirke. Wandering from church to church in Koge is like falling back into the pages of history.

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Along with a heady dose of history, Koge serves up a generous portion of culture. Springtime is all about soft jazz spilling out into the pretty courtyards, wandering the sculpture park of Borup and angling for sea trout on the river. During the warmer months, when white nights twinkle across the bay – the beaches of Koge fill with children splashing in the waters and locals reading Scandi noir books on the bathing jetty. There are three main beaches around Koge – the Nordstrand, the south beach, and the harbor bath. 

When the snow falls, the charming little town is transformed into a winter wonderland – with spiced negus and hot sugared donuts on offer at the brightly lit huts scattered around the square. Throughout the year food lovers will fall hard for Koge’s white flaked fish, smoked cheeses, merchant cellar bars serving yeasty beers, and hot waffles with coffee. For craft beer head to Hugos down in a 14th century cellar where you will find local brews on tap. A typical nautical Danish haunt is waiting at Skipperkroen where beer steins are filled and fried smoked herring served across sturdy tables.

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The capital of Copenhagen is a short stretch on the S train and in less than an hour you can be seated in the famous Tivoli gardens. To the west of Koge – Viking history abounds making for fabulous day trips to see the Land of Legends. For those days when you just want to wander medieval streets, sip frothy beers and bathe in cool waters -Koge has you covered.

 

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discovering koge, denmark

 

The namesake of our new Koge Grey Outside Slipper was once a medieval trading center in the heart of Denmark. A vision of timbered 17th century abodes where you can imagine winter fires roaring. A collection of cobbled streets that wind around Denmark’s largest square, a place fringed by sand bars, wading birds, and a boat filled harbor. Koge captures the simplicity of Scandinavian beauty.

 denmark

 

The striking little town was born when a royal order declared it as the first place South of Copenhagen to have a natural harbor. The year was 1288 and the history of the place can still be found etched in the renaissance architecture dotted around the ancient centre; including the oldest half-timbered home in Denmark and the oldest town hall – both dating back to the early 1500’s. 

The pretty churches are another vision of splendor – all polished dark wood standing out against whitewash walls and framed by gilded chandeliers. Romanesque style can be found at both the Ejby and the Gorslev, whereas the late gothic touch can be uncovered at the Lellinge Kirke. Wandering from church to church in Koge is like falling back into the pages of history.

 denmark

 

Along with a heady dose of history, Koge serves up a generous portion of culture. Springtime is all about soft jazz spilling out into the pretty courtyards, wandering the sculpture park of Borup and angling for sea trout on the river. During the warmer months, when white nights twinkle across the bay – the beaches of Koge fill with children splashing in the waters and locals reading Scandi noir books on the bathing jetty. There are three main beaches around Koge – the Nordstrand, the south beach, and the harbor bath. 

When the snow falls, the charming little town is transformed into a winter wonderland – with spiced negus and hot sugared donuts on offer at the brightly lit huts scattered around the square. Throughout the year food lovers will fall hard for Koge’s white flaked fish, smoked cheeses, merchant cellar bars serving yeasty beers, and hot waffles with coffee. For craft beer head to Hugos down in a 14th century cellar where you will find local brews on tap. A typical nautical Danish haunt is waiting at Skipperkroen where beer steins are filled and fried smoked herring served across sturdy tables.

 denmark

 

The capital of Copenhagen is a short stretch on the S train and in less than an hour you can be seated in the famous Tivoli gardens. To the west of Koge – Viking history abounds making for fabulous day trips to see the Land of Legends. For those days when you just want to wander medieval streets, sip frothy beers and bathe in cool waters -Koge has you covered.

 

If you enjoyed reading our post, feel free to share it via our ready-to-go tweet.

 

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    Sarah Lopeman
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