Old Rye

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Gammel Rye
Sankt Sørens kirke.jpg
The free standing tower at St. Søren's Church
Country Denmark
Region Central Denmark (Midtjylland)
Municipality Skanderborg
Coordinates 56°04′42″N 9°42′05″E / 56.0783°N 9.70139°E / 56.0783; 9.70139Coordinates: 56°04′42″N 9°42′05″E / 56.0783°N 9.70139°E / 56.0783; 9.70139
Population 1,335 (2014)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code DK-8680 Ry
The location of Gammel Rye in Denmark

Old Rye (Danish: Gammel Rye) is a small town in eastern Jutland, Denmark, with a population of 1,335 (1 January 2014).[1]

Rye was a very important market town in medieval Denmark. In 1534 AD, St. Søren's Church in Rye was the setting of the Election of Christian III as king of Denmark. Today, the town has been outgrown by the new town of Ry which, like so many other towns in Denmark, sprouted up around a railway station.


  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark