Pretty Dragør {from the archives}

Whilst my parents were visiting last week with their car, we decided to take the opportunity to show them something else other than the city. I haven’t been to Dragør, south of the airport, since I was pregnant so this pretty little fishing village seemed the perfect destination.  It is famous for its museum, pretty harbourside, lighthouse and wonderfully preserved old houses.IMG_1448 It was a windy and brisk day, perfect for a visit to the sea. Much of Dragør was as I remembered it, but over the last six years it seems that a little collection of cute, boutique style shops has sprung up on the way down towards the harbour. There is nothing cutting edge here but it makes for a nice poke around, especially as a number of places sell local beers from Amager Bryghus amongst others.IMG_1446 We stopped for lunch at the Strandhotel, which was reassuringly exactly the same as I remembered it and I doubt it will change. I loved my plate of prawns, despite the effort involved in peeling them.

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DSC01187We wandered around the harbour areas, looking at the fishing boats, sharing the excitement of children crabbing and paying a visit to Dragør Smokery for a treat later in the afternoon. The view of the bridge to Sweden is perfect from here too.

IMG_1466Afterwards a leisurely stroll through the Gamle By’s (old town) mazelike streets, passing the lovely old yellow thatched houses and bobbing hollyhocks, back to the car park.DSC01191 IMG_1469If you can get there by car or have the patience to wait for the bus from the airport, Dragør is a fantastic contrast to city life.

{Originally posted 30 July 2015}

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