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This battle memorial stands at the entrance to the harbour to mark what has become Denmark's biggest naval victory. The Danes, under Niels Juel, lost 100 men fighting a battle against Sweden in June 1677, but the Swedes, bigger in numbers and cannons, lost around 3000 men! This was just one of all the battles between Denmark and Sweden in the so called Scanian Wars, when Denmark wanted revenge for Sweden getting several Danish provinces in what is today the south of Sweden, at the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. Interestingly enough, I happened to visit Køge with my English husband and England was the country constantly by Sweden's side in these wars, so there we stood, reading it together...

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  • Updated Oct 23, 2006
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