Dragør – A visit to the fishermen’s town

It’s like go back 200 years when you walk down these narrow streets in Dragør. The only things that reveals the time bubble are the parked cars, the TV in the living rooms and aircrafts that lands and takes off at the nearby Copenhagen Airport.

Dragør – the old town, with its narrow streets and low houses from the 1700s and 1800s, one of the best preserved towns in Denmark.

The old town includes 76 listed buildings and 5 at the port, which is the largest concentration of listed buildings in a small town in Denmark.

Fishing boats went out to catch the herring which were very abundant in Øresund in past centuries. However, Øresund did not allow all fishermen to return to the harbour – many lives were lost in the waves. The observation tower was used by the pilots that assisted and still assist ships today in getting past the Drogden low water area close to Dragør. Today Dragør is a much safer and quieter place.

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