Thursday, November 24, 2011

Koge / Koge

I went to Koge because I read that it is the best preserved medieval town in Denmark. The oldest house in the country (1527), the oldest functional town hall in the country (1552), a lot of old timber houses, a church rebuilt in 1500, housing the oldest lighthouse in Denmark, are a few of the interesting objectives in this town.


If you add the little fish restaurants near the marina, and some picturesque corners, you may spend some pleasant hours there. Koge could be easily reached by train, from Copenhagen (40 km South).

La Koge am fost doar ca sa ma plimb. Citisem pe internet ca este o localitate mica dar pitoreasca asa ca, intr-o dupa-amiaza am luat trenul din Copenhaga si, la 40 km sud de capitala, m-am oprit pe coasta de est a insulei Zealand.

Mentionat documentar pentru prima data in secolul al XI-lea, fondat prin ordin regal, Koge a fost un centru comercial infloritor, bazat pe pescuitul de heringi. Astazi este considerat a fi unul dintre cele mai bine conservate orase medievale din Danemarca.

Ne dovedeste acest lucru cea mai veche casa  (pastrata) din tara, construita in 1527, alaturi de alte case vechi, cum ar fi casa de negustor (1619) care adaposteste muzeul. Toate sunt lucrate in stilul cunoscut in Germania ca Fachwerk si in Anglia, ca Tudor.
In zilele de miercuri si sambata se desfasoara aici cea mai mare piata in aer liber, dupa cea din Copenhaga. Primaria, construita in 1552, in fata careia se desfasoara piata, este cea mai veche primarie in functiune din Danemarca.

Biserica orasului, construita in 1324 si reconstruita, in caramida rosie, in 1500, poarta in turnul sau cel mai vechi far construit in Danemarca.
Biserica Sf. Nicolae
In micuta marina a orasului, mai multe restaurante pescaresti te indeamna la popas.
Casute cu gradini cochete, spre care poti arunca o privire prin portile deschise, te fac sa te simti ca intr-o mica statiune.
Fiecare colt de strada poate fi o surpriza pentru fotograf, precum imaginile surprinse in aceste ultime fotografii.





28 comments:

Liliana said...

Ma omori cu pozele din nord! Mi-e atat de dooooooooooooor, iar in Danemarca n-am calcat inca si mi-as dori.

Traveling Hawk said...

Mie mi-a placut mult, atat cat am vazut.

Victor said...

daa... schimbare de registru...
mai puţin (adică deloc) exotic, dar foarte, foarte plăcut...
mulţumesc, şoimule...

Hanjié said...

So beautiful! It's hard to believe it's over 400 years old.

Traveling Hawk said...

e atingerea batranei Europe, cu care suntem obisnuiti, Victor...multumesc pentru vizita!

Traveling Hawk said...

It's our old Europe, Hanjie! Thanks for the comment.

Helma said...

Traveling Hello Hawk,

yet another great trip report, and if I see too many of the world and world cities. I read that the oldest medieval town and the oldest house in Denmark from 1527 to the countryside.

Your last picture looks like a painting.

Greetings, Helma

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes Helma, this oldest house is here, in Koge. Thank you for the visit and comment.

Liliana said...

Pe mine m-ai facut sa ma uit la Wizz cum ajunge in Dortmund si de-acolo in Danemarca ... Destul de usor de ajuns, insa anul viitor l-am planificat pt concedii cu masina si cu cortul.

joo said...

What a lovely place! Last two photos are awesome and I love these timbered houses! Well, you travel a lot, don't you?

Traveling Hawk said...

Eu am zburat atunci direct, Bucuresti-Copenhaga.

Poate imi dai detalii, pe mail, Liliana:)

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, I did Joo! This was toward the end of the '90s.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Indeed seems well preserved ...

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks for the visit, Wong!

VP said...

Some very interesting and even fascinating vintage buildings!

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, it'a a pretty old town, VP!

teodora13 said...

Intr-adevar, plin de surprize micutul orasel si f bine conservat!

Traveling Hawk said...

multumesc mult, teodora, ma bucur sa vad ca ai trecut pe aici!

Randy said...

Beautiful looking village!

Chester Mark B. Tamayo said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks for the comment, Randy!

Traveling Hawk said...

Welcome to my blog, Chester! Thanks!

Joop Zand said...

Looks very nice overthere....good shots with nice light and colors.

greetings, Joop

Traveling Hawk said...

It's nice, indeed, Joop!

magda said...

Ah, my dear friend, what beuty!!!
Your photos are amazing, colorful, lovely!!!
Many thanks for so interesting and nise tour!!!
Have a wonderful weekend

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you so much, Magda! I wish you a nice weekend too!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

A fascinating set of architectural photos, well done

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, J_on_tour! It was a lovely place, I am glad I visited it.