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Top Choice Craft Beer in Køge

Hugos Kælder

In a brick-walled 14th-century cellar entered from one of Køge's secret central courtyards, Hugos is a beer-lover's paradise, with three of its own brews among 20 on tap, plus well over 200 further beers available b…
Top Choice Cafe in Køge

Kaffekælderen

The coffee is excellent and the dreamily soft forest-fruit meringue cake floats on pillows of flavour. But the greatest attraction here is the time-twisted little building that contains the cafe along with its broca…
Top Choice Seafood in Køge

Restaurant Arken

Overlooking the marina, 2.5km north of Torvet, Arken has a sterling reputation for seafood, well cooked with top-quality ingredients. The daily changing 175kr lunch plate includes four flavour-packed mini-dishes and…
Top Choice Danish in Vordingborg

Babette

Orchids, white roses, starched tablecloths, abstract art and picture windows set the visual canvas for a full-on gastronomic experience, a showcase of New Nordic cuisine with classic French undercurrents. Bookings a…
Museum in Stevns Klint

Koldkrigsmuseum Stevnsfort

This fascinating museum was a secret subterranean fortress used in the 20th-century Cold War era, when nuclear war was a feared possibility in the bellicose stand-off between NATO and the USSR. Visits are by 90-minu…
Castle in Vallø

Vallø Slot

Red-brick Vallø Slot ticks all the ‘proper castle’ boxes, with pointed metal-capped turrets and a moat filled with lily pads and croaking frogs. The building has retained its original 16th-century style, although mu…
Museum in Køge

Køge Museum

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 Dan…
Church in Køge

Sankt Nicolai Kirke

Honouring the patron saint of mariners, this powerful brick church features a 14th-century tower. In 1450 a little window-like brick projection (called Lygten) was added to the tower's upper eastern end to hang a bu…
Museum in Vordingborg

Danmarks Borgcenter

Set within the grass ruins of Valdemar's castle, this high-tech museum examines the site's history, as well as that of medieval Danish power, politics and castle life. Using interactive iPads, visitors can explore t…
Danish in Køge

Skipperkroen

With hanging beer steins and glass buoys, countless sailing-ship prints and gingham cloths on sturdy wooden tables, Skipperkroen is an archetypal harbourside inn, full of old-world character. At lunchtime, local pen…