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Gammel Strand, Copenhagen

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Experience Copenhagen's lively side at Gammel Strand, one of the city's oldest and most picturesque streets. A natural beach once occupied this site, around which formed the small fishing village that was to become Copenhagen. Today, the street is most recognizable for its canal lined with colorful 18th- and 19th-century houses. But it also houses some of the city's most popular bars and cafes, a must-see for those looking to explore the city's nightlife. You can also head here to catch a boat tour of the canals. Before you head to Copenhagen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Copenhagen online visit planner , to make sure you see all that Copenhagen has to offer, including Gammel Strand.
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  • This is one of the oldest squares in Copenhagen. Is where the old port, to be built to Nyhavn. Is a busy place, with people of various nationalities looking and photographing. Shops and many gastronomic options to your surroundings. Buskers perform for a few coins.
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  • We are not shoppers, but many tourists are...., we prefer to consider ourselves "visitors"... Still it was interesting to stroll along this major "shopping street" and people watch and enjoy the atmos...  more »
  • This was the final station of the sightseeing bus. From here on foot, in a variety of locations. Here is a little dried-up. A little lively shops, such as Magasin shopping street.
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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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