Old Rye

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Gammel Rye
town
The free standing tower at St. Søren's Church
The free standing tower at St. Søren's Church
Gammel Rye is located in Denmark
Gammel Rye
Gammel Rye
The location of Gammel Rye in Denmark
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
CountryDenmark
RegionCentral Denmark (Midtjylland)
MunicipalitySkanderborg
Population
 (2014)
 • Total1,335
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
DK-8680 Ry

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.

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