By Train -- Take the S-tog extension from Copenhagen, with service every 20 minutes throughout the day (trip time: 35 min.). You can also reach Køge by train from Roskilde (25 min.), and there are also rail links with Næstved (35 min.).
By Bus -- Bus no. 21 departs for Køge frequently from Copenhagen's Central Railroad Station.
By Car -- From Copenhagen, head south along the express highway E47/E55. Motorists from Roskilde can take Route 6, connecting with Route 151 south into the heart of Køge. Parking is available at Torvet (but only for an hour at a time); you'll find less restrictive parking at Havnen, north of the yacht harbor.
Guided tours of Køge are arranged through the Tourist Office, Vestergade 1 (tel. 56-67-60-01; www.visitkoge.com), open year-round Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; June to August Saturday hours are 9am to 2pm; off-season, Saturday hours are 10am to 1pm.
By Bicycle -- While at the tourist bureau, you can ask for a free brochure published by the Dansk Cyklist Forbund (Danish Cyclists' Union). It's in English and outlines five biking tours of the nearby area, ranging from a 40km (25-mile) tour that features Vallø Slot, to a 6km (3.75-mile) route that visits the grave of Danish philosopher Nikolai Frederik Grundtvig.
For bike rentals in Køge, contact HH-Cykler, Nørre Blvd. 59 (tel. 56-65-06-10; www.hhcykler.dk), costing DKK75 ($13/£7.50) per day, plus a deposit of DKK450 ($77/£45).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.