KØGE – Home to the oldest dated half-timbered house in Denmark

Before Copenhagen, I would often spend my free time in Køge, the municipality to which Bjæverskov, the small town where I lived for 8 months, is located. Køge is a seaport and a market town for many years. Old and well-preserved houses can be found in the city, lining its medieval cobbled streets. In fact, the oldest dated half-timbered house in Denmark, built in 1527, and the oldest town hall still in use, dating from 1552, are both in Køge.

Welcome to Køge
Welcome to Køge

The historical city is about 40 kms away from Copenhagen. An urbanized place at present, it has the Sankt Nikolai Church, the largest market square in Denmark outside Copenhagen, museums, parks, schools, theaters, sports halls, a mini-town, among others. The Køge Bay is a nice place to visit during summer. Many locals go to the bay to buy ice cream from the Blå Ishus (Blue Ice cream House) restaurant. My sister went to my place for a visit one weekend, and where else to take her but the beautiful Køge town and bay. We also watched a movie together, the first movie house experience I had in Denmark. Here are some photos of the old town:

Køge Torv, the largest market square in Denmark outside Copenhagen
Køge Torv, the largest market square in Denmark outside Copenhagen
The oldest half-timbered house, built in 1527
The oldest half-timbered house, built in 1527
Køge
Køge
Køge
Køge
My sister in Køge
My sister in Køge
Sankt Nikolai church
Sankt Nikolai church

And here are some shots from the bay. The beach was nice and the Danes were bathing, but for me and my sister was the water super cold that we couldn’t even walk in the waters for so long! haha

Køge bay
Køge bay
Køge bay
Køge bay
Køge bay
Køge bay
Køge marina
Køge marina
Køge marina
Køge marina
The famous Ice Cream House
The famous Ice Cream House
Køge beach
Køge beach
Køge beach with my sister
Køge beach with my sister

Aaah.. I really miss cold Denmark and my sisters right now. 🙂 But I still thank the heavens because I am at a better situation now than before, and I have my bf to accompany me in everyday life’s struggles. ❤ I wonder if I’d ever go back and visit Køge again.. Perhaps not for a very long time. It feels good to look back through these photos and the memories though. Cheers! ❤

My sister and I to the movies
My sister and I to the movies
Køge
Køge
The oldest half-timbered house, built in 1527
My sister in front of the oldest half-timbered house, built in 1527
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