Planning a Trip
By Train -- Take the S-tog extension from Copenhagen, with service every 20 minutes throughout the day (trip time: 35 min.). You can also reach Køge by train from Roskilde (25 min.), and there are also rail links with Næstved (35 min.).
By Bus -- Bus no. 21 departs for Køge frequently from Copenhagen's Central Railroad Station.
By Car -- From Copenhagen, head south along the express highway E47/E55. Motorists from Roskilde can take Route 6, connecting with Route 151 south into the heart of Køge. Parking is available at Torvet (but only for an hour at a time); you'll find less restrictive parking at Havnen, north of the yacht harbor.
Guided tours of Køge are arranged through the Tourist Office, Vestergade 1 (tel. 56-67-60-01; www.visitkoge.com), open year-round Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; June to August Saturday hours are 9am to 2pm; off-season, Saturday hours are 10am to 1pm.
By Bicycle -- While at the tourist bureau, you can ask for a free brochure published by the Dansk Cyklist Forbund (Danish Cyclists' Union). It's in English and outlines five biking tours of the nearby area, ranging from a 40km (25-mile) tour that features Vallø Slot, to a 6km (3.75-mile) route that visits the grave of Danish philosopher Nikolai Frederik Grundtvig.
For bike rentals in Køge, contact HH-Cykler, Nørre Blvd. 59 (tel. 56-65-06-10; www.hhcykler.dk), costing DKK75 ($13/£7.50) per day, plus a deposit of DKK450 ($77/£45).