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Koge Torv (Koge square, also known as market square) is a large square covering an area of 9940 sq meters (the largest town square away from Copenhagen).
You can sit and relax at one of the benches or enjoy a coffee at one of the cafes. As in other Danish town square I didn?t like the numerous cars around but still we enjoyed walking around this nicely preserved medieval town square.
In the middle of the square we saw the statue of King Frederic VII (pic 4).
Frederick VII(1808-1863) was the King of Denmark between 1848 and 1863. Actually he was the last Danish monarch, he signed a constitution that turned Denmark into constitutional monarchy. He was also known for eccentric behavior including a lot of drinking, several marriages full of scandals etc
If you visit Koge on Saturday (or Wednesday) you will see a different view of the square because the Koge Market taking place there these days, a big open air market with flowers, food (fish, meat, fruits & vegetables), handcrafts etc It is a market that dates from 13th century!
The market is open 8.00am-14.00
By the way the square was also popular for something more brutal in the past, criminals were punished in public here?
Directions: 3? walk from the train station
Kirkestraede and Norregade streets end up at Market Square