It’s difficult being in the shadow of someone bigger and louder, cause it’s easy to be forgotten when you keep your distance, a little in the background, quiet and peaceful. But sometimes less is more and smaller is better.
39 kilometers south-west of the Danish capital lies the picturesque city of Køge. Well connected to Copenhagen with two rail lines, this smaller town will be worthwhile as a day-trip from the capital or as an overnight stop on the way south to Germany or further north in Scandinavia. Køge’s main attraction is the architecture found in the town centre with beautiful, crooked half-timbered houses dating back as far as the 1500s. In fact, the nordic countries oldest known house of this kind is found right here in Køge.
I’d never even heard of Køge until I was convinced to make a stop here on a roadtrip around the country, however cute shops, historical architecture and a beautiful canal impressed me more than anything else I’ve seen in Denmark to date. Sometimes having no expectations is the perfect starting point to being blown away by a new destination!