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Nyhavn, Copenhagen

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Discover the city's rich heritage by strolling along Nyhavn, a picturesque canal lined by brightly colored townhouses, cafes, restaurants, and bars. Built in the 17th century, this New Harbor (as its name roughly translates), long attracted mostly rambunctious sailors and Bohemian writers. Hans Christian Andersen, who spent most of his life in this district, resided in houses numbered 18, 20, and 67 at various times. Today, the canal area attracts mostly tourists who come here from around the world in search of traditionally prepared herring dishes and the city's famous foaming beers. Don a pair of comfortable shoes, and start your tour at house number 9, the area's oldest building, constructed in 1681. Make Nyhavn a centerpiece of your Copenhagen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Copenhagen family vacation planner.
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  • There are much nicer places to visit in Copenhagen this is just crowded. Go to Christianshavn instead which is much cozier.
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  • Nyhavn is a place with much charm with their casitas of colors that are restaurants and your ride in boat for know a little the history of Copenhagen and at the same time enjoy of them views! Although that Yes, very expensive all...
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  • Bit to cold to sit outside but must be great in the summer for people watching.Plenty of restaurants to choose from.