Sankt Nicolai Kirke
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Køge Museum information
Occupying a half-timbered 17th-century abode, the revamped Køge Museum uses state-of-the-art technology to bring to life its local-history artefacts. One exhibition examines the ill-fated 17th-century battleship Dannebroge, while another explores the Strøby Egede grave from 4000 BC. Containing the skeletons of eight children and adults, it's the only mass grave from that era to be found in Europe. The museum is also home to Denmark’s biggest coin-hoard, a pile of 17th-century silver unearthed in the courtyard at Brogade 17 by two electricians.
The 32kg pile is thought to have been stashed away during the Danish-Swedish wars.
In Hans Christian Andersen’s day, a local inn was supposed to have had the words ‘God, Oh God in Kjøge’ scratched onto a windowpane. Failing to find the inscription, Andersen vandalised a window himself – writing smugly in his diary ‘I wrote it, and now it is very legible’. The museum has the glass on show.