Dragør: The Cutest Danish Fishing Village to Visit for a Day Trip from Copenhagen

September 10, 2018 24 Comments

Somehow when I was living in Copenhagen, I never heard about Dragør, even though it’s so close to the city! I happened to read about it when looking for hidden gems in Copenhagen for my trip back, and I’m so glad I did. Dragør is the cutest fishing village I’ve ever visited, and it’s my favorite day trip from Copenhagen! 🙂

Dragør: The Cutest Danish Fishing Village to Visit for a Day Trip from Copenhagen

Dragør is right near the airport and it takes about an hour to get to there, and there are a few different ways to get there. You can take the 350S bus from Copenhagen or we took the metro to the airport and the 35 bus from there to Dragør.

Dragør was founded in the 1100s as a fishing village, and it was used as a fishing port for centuries. It has a Dutch influence because the Danish king invited Dutch farmers to live in the area to supply food for the royal family in the 16th century. The Dutch were more agriculturally advanced than the Danish, and they actually introduced carrots to Denmark! They settled in Store Magleby, which I have pictures of at the end, and you can walk there from Dragør (or take the bus if you’re smarter than me!).

Dragor cathedral

Dragor bistro

Dragor houses

Things to see in Dragør

Dragør is mostly a town to walk around and take pictures in. There is a museum and a few restaurants if you get hungry, and there’s a little visitor’s center with the friendliest couple giving tips for things to see in Dragør! Matt and I ended up walking throughout the town and harbor and climbing up the little fort before walking to Store Magleby.

Dragor monument

This is a literal milestone erected in 1690 when the main roads were measured, and it marks one and a half miles to Copenhagen

Dragor houses

Pink tipped roses

Danish house doors

Danish flag

Dragor

Dragor harbor

Dragor museum

Downtown Dragor

Dragor house

Dragor harbor

Dragor houses

Dragor, Denmark

We climbed to the top of the Dragør Fort, which was built in 1910. It’s actually privately owned now and has been turned into a hotel, so you can stay inside a Danish fort if you want! If you’re just stopping by for the day, you should definitely go to the top of the fort for amazing views of the water.

Baltic Sea

Oresund bridge

The famous Øresund Bridge that connects Denmark to Sweden

Sailboat in Denmark

Harbor in Dragor

Swimming in Dragor

Dragor harbor

Sailing in Denmark

Flea market in Dragor

We found a flea market!

House in Dragor

Dragør has the cutest houses and cobblestone streets! We wandered around and took lots of photos (big surprise there!), and the town isn’t too big so it doesn’t take long to go through. After going through the neighborhood, we walked along the water and saw some of the newer houses. 

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Carlsberg bike

Houses in Dragor

Dragor Museum

Dragor harbor

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Walks in Dragor

Church in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

View in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Store Magleby

Like I said before, we walked from Dragør to Store Magleby, which took longer than I thought and it was a pretty hot day. So if you don’t feel like walking for an hour, take the bus!

The Dutch farmers arrived in the 1500s, but Store Magleby has had settlements since around 200 AD. Matt and I visited the church and walked around the neighborhoods of thatched roof houses before catching the bus back to the airport. 

Church in Dragor

Yellow roses

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Grass roof houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

Houses in Dragor

So if you’re looking for a day trip from Copenhagen to take, I definitely recommend Dragør! It’s the prettiest Danish village and such a nice place to visit for a quiet escape from busy Copenhagen 🙂 

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Julia

24 Comments

  1. Reply

    Julia

    September 10, 2018

    This is the cutest village! It must have been so quiet and peaceful. I love daytrips where you can just walk around on a nice day, go for food and enjoy the scenery! And of course take lots of pictures as you did haha. I would never have known about this place if it wasn’t for this post, so thank you 🙂

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      Julia

      September 10, 2018

      Yes quiet towns are my favorite! They’re such a great way to experience local life and see some pretty places! 🙂

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    Ann Marie Ruby

    September 10, 2018

    Great post, and a good read! Loved the pictures, looks like a beautiful village! I personally love travelling to small villages and unique places.

    Blessings from Seattle,
    Ann Marie Ruby | https://annmarieruby.com/

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      Julia

      September 10, 2018

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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    Em

    September 12, 2018

    This town looks so cute! I’m loving learning more about Copenhagen in this series, thank you for sharing Julia!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 12, 2018

      It’s one of the cutest places I’ve been to! I hope you can visit! 🙂

  4. Reply

    Crystal

    September 12, 2018

    I love all your photos of these beautiful houses. This town looks so cute!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 12, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Heidi Roland

    September 12, 2018

    Looks great! I love that you found a flea market!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 12, 2018

      Yes I love finding little markets like that when I travel!

  6. Reply

    Kristen Gregor

    September 12, 2018

    Looking through your pictures is like ASMR. I feel so relaxed now.. and also wishing I was in this quaint village. Places like this make america seem so young lol!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 12, 2018

      I know, it’s crazy how old some of these places are when the oldest buildings in the US aren’t even 300 years old!

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    tonya

    September 12, 2018

    The houses in Dragor are so cute!

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      Julia

      September 12, 2018

      Yeah I loved them! 🙂

  8. Reply

    Arunima Dey

    September 15, 2018

    So much regret because when I was in Copenhagen, I had a lot of extra time to spare but did not know about this. Next time. The photos are adorable!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 15, 2018

      Yes you should definitely go back and visit Dragor if you get the chance! 🙂

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    Kathy (will run for miles)

    September 15, 2018

    believe it or not, I still haven’t been to Denmark. This looks like a perfect day trip.

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 15, 2018

      I hope you can go soon! It’s an amazing country!

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    Marysia @ My Travel Affairs

    September 15, 2018

    It is not only cute but by the sea as well, paradise!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 15, 2018

      Yes it’s such a beautiful area! 🙂

  11. Reply

    Patricia McKenzie

    September 17, 2018

    I love the pictures! It looks like a clean, calm, peaceful place that is completely removed from all of the havoc in the rest of the world.

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 17, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂 Yes it’s an amazing place!!

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    Anne

    September 19, 2018

    I love that you get such a great view of the Bridge from here. As well as all the cute houses of course. I’ve never heard of Dragør, but I’d really like to go here now I have!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 19, 2018

      It’s definitely worth a visit if you get the chance! 🙂

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