The Maritime Heritage of Dragør Old Town and Harbour
The Maritime Heritage of Dragør Old Town and Harbour - A ‘skipper-town’ from the era of the great tall ships in the 18th and 19th centuries is part of the Tentative list of Denmark in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Dragør’s well-preserved built environment ows its origins to a maritime community of the 18th and 19th centuries, when Denmark was among the leading seafaring nations in Europe. Its Old Town and harbour reflect the way ordinary people lived during the heyday of the tall ships – hence the nickname ‘skipper town’, a historical settlement with a maritime culture that specialised in an early form of entrepreneurial tramp shipping. The Old Town is densely built and consists of low houses, yellow-washed and mostly adjoining in rows, while the old harbour has an open character with a few buildings that have purely maritime working functions and context.
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I based myself this summer 2021 for ten days in Copenhagen. Of those ten days I spent about half the time in the City with some great museums and the other half I travelled around the capital region including of course Rosilde and Helsingor, a day trip to Sweden and a evening in Dragor. The latter is a pretty small town south of Copenhagen but the old town is more like a village with a harbor. This area is well preserved with yellow simple houses and cobble lanes. The harbour is quite big filled with leisure boats. It was nice to stroll around the lanes for half an hour and I had a simple dinner at the harbor. There is not much to see of the former ship industry but a few small buildings in the harbor area. I don't think there is much to see of the "tall ships" and their production and I cannot imagine that the village is unique even for Denmark.
2019 Added to Tentative List
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