Monday, March 19, 2012

Dragør, Denmark

Dragør is located on the southeast coast of Amager island; about 12 km (8 miles) from Copenhagen.

The town was founded in the 12th century and quickly grew as a fishing port.

In the early 16th century, Danish King Christian II invited farmers from the Netherlands to settle here in order to produce food for the royal household.

Twenty-four families arrived and were settled in the neighboring village of Store Magleby.  These farmers introduced the carrot to Denmark.

Dragør is known for its well-preserved historical buildings.  The thatch roofs looked really neat.  Many of the homes in the old town are several hundred years old. 

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