Town Square Koege
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Panoramic photo by Flemming V. Larsen EXPERT Taken 14:45, 16/06/2009 - Views loading...

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Town Square Koege

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The town square, "Torvet", is the largest market square in Denmark outside Copenhagen. At the center there is a statue of King Frederik VII.

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A:

by Carsten Larsen, 20 meters away

Butikkerne mødte talstærkt op til den store markedsdag på Torvet i Køge, hvor vejret, efter et par sm...

B: Koge Square at Night

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 60 meters away

Koge Square at Night

C: Kirkestraede in Koege

by Flemming V. Larsen, 100 meters away

K?ge is an old town and you find many old pitoresque houses like these in Kirkestraede (The Church Al...

Kirkestraede in Koege

D: Old House in Brogade Koege

by Flemming V. Larsen, 140 meters away

Koege is and old town than can be dated back to the 12th century and you can find many old house anre...

Old House in Brogade Koege

E: Koge Nyportstraede

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 180 meters away

Koge Nyportstraede

F: Koge , Norregade

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 220 meters away

Koge , Norregade

G: Sct Nicolai Church, Koege

by Flemming V. Larsen, 250 meters away

Sct Nicolai has like many other old churches in Denmark been built, rebuilt and extended several time...

Sct Nicolai Church,  Koege

H: Koge river

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 330 meters away

Koge river

I: Sunrise in Koge Havn

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 400 meters away

Sunrise in Koge Havn

J: Køge Havn

by Christof Martin - pfalz360.de, 430 meters away

Køge Havn

This panorama was taken in Denmark, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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