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Dragør Old Port

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Back in history, Dragør Old Town and Harbor has been one of the most important maritime cities in Denmark. Both in the latter half of the 18th century and again in the late 1800s, where the vast majority of the houses in the Old Town were also built.

The harbor is Dragør's lifeblood and has for many years been the basis for the city's existence.

In the Middle Ages Dragør was known as an international market for herring for Hanse merchants, where herring was shipped to several European countries.

In the 16th century, it is believed that the Dutch peasants in Store Magleby began the construction of an actual port. In history, Dragør Old Town and Harbor has been one of the most important maritime cities in Denmark, both in the latter half of the 18th century and again in the late 1800s, where the vast majority of the houses in the old town were also built.

Today there are a few fishermen left and a pilot station, and otherwise sailors, maritime clubs, museums and restaurants live side by side, creating life in the old part of the harbor, which has remained largely unchanged since 1850.

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Dragør Havn Beghuset Dragør Museum
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The Old Houses on the Harbor

The port of Dragør has been the hub of countless maritime activities since the Middle Ages: herring fishing, shipping, privateering, piloting and the salvage of grounded ships – it used to be one of Denmark's largest shipping towns.

Kapselstræde
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The Quaint Places

Moving into the corners of Dragør Harbor you can experience something different – the open spaces of Øresund, a visit to the local fishermen in their shanty town or the old drying ground for fishing nets still in use from time to time.

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Dragør Fort
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Dragør Fort

Dragør Fort was built 1910-1915 on an artificial island south of Dragør as part of the Copenhagen Sea Fortress. The fort is approx. 32,000 square feet, of which about 2,500 are built, partially cased....

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Dragør Museum
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Dragør Museum

Right in the middle of Dragør Harbor you will find Dragør Museum in one of Dragør’s oldest houses from 1753. The museum is beautifully renovated and equipped with the most modern information technolog...

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The Pilot  Museum of Denmark
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The Pilot Museum of Denmark

There has been pilotage in Dragør since 1684, when Dragør got Denmark's first privileged pilotage by a royal resolution, and the old pilot station at Dragør Harbor tells about everyday life at a pilot...

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Cutter Elisabeth K571
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Cutter Elisabeth K571

The cutter Elisabeth K571 is one of the few known remaining ships in Denmark that participated in the transport of refugees from occupied Denmark to neutral Sweden in October 1943.

About 700 Jewish r...

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