About the Harbour

Dragør Harbor is an old and historic port and has twice in history been one of the most important maritime cities in Denmark - both in the second half of the 18th century and again in the late 19th century, when most of the houses in the old town were built.

It is believed that in the 16th century, Dutch farmers in Store Magleby laid the foundation for a harbor, so Dragør Harbor has a long history. In the Middle Ages, Dragør was known as an international market for herring for Hanseatic merchants, where herring was shipped to several European countries.

Today, there are a few fishermen left and a pilot station, and otherwise, recreational sailors, maritime clubs, museums, and restaurants coexist, bringing life to the old part of the harbor, which has remained largely unchanged since 1850.