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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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  • Super nice! A must see if you visit Copenhagen. It's very easy to just walk over there and if you like old buildings and architecture, you will love the fine. Very special!
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  • It is always a pleasure to stroll around Nyhavn, view the beautiful buildings, historic sailing ships, cosy restaurants, tour boats on the way in and out of the channel, Christmas stalls, mulled wine smells and many happy people.
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  • Go there, enjoy the harbour with all the restaurants, enjoy watching people, take a boat ride from there, fullest perfect atmosphere, that's copenhagen at its best.