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Køge Things to Do: 18 reviews and 50 photos
Kirkestraede(church street) is probably the most beautiful street in the city. It’s another pedestrian street parallel to Norregade, the difference is that here you wont see stores but 2 rows of colorful old buildings, hopefully thanks to the map we took from the info we had information about some of them. The street starts from the Market Square and from there it’s a great way to approach St Nicholas church (pic 1).
At n.13 (pic 2) we saw “Smedegarden”(The Smithy) that dates from 16th century, what attracted our notice were the 2 porch stones, which are the only ones in Denmark still at their original place!
At n.10 (pic 3) we saw a building that dated from the first half of 17th century and since 1856 has accommodated the Koge kindergarten.
Next to it at n.8 (the pink building at pic 3) is a renaissance house that dates from 16th century and restored recently with a neoclassical façade.
At n.3 (pic 4) we saw Oluf Sandersens Gatehouse that dates from 1638 with the names of the owners written above the gateway (Oluf Sandersen, Margareta Jorgensdatter)
Last but not least we saw the most famous house which is no other than the Det Gamle Hus at n.20 (pic 5). It dates from 1527 (!) and is the oldest half-timbered house in Denmark and obviously the oldest building in Koge. It’s built with monk bricks (street side) but the rest is from wattle and daub. Hard to believe how a big family lived in such a small place. When the library was built at the back side (formerly an nursing house) at the beginning of 20th century they wanted to tear down this tiny house but hopefully Koge museum saved it and after its restoration was used as a Tourist Info and since 1958 as a library for children.
Address: Kirkestræde 20
Directions: street between the market square and the Koge church.
Phone: +45 5665 2300