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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. Discover how to plan a Copenhagen trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful colourful buildings. Great for photos. Lots of pavement cafes to eat, drink and relax. Hop on hop off bus stops here Very busy.  more »
  • I was afraid this hotspot was overrated but indeed it is an amazing and unique place to walk around. Make sure you are prepared for crowds of tourists but I guess that applies to all popular landmarks...  more »
  • We stayed at the Nyhavn just before Christmas in 2017. The building is a converted 19th century warehouse with quaint rooms and buckets of charm. If you are a Hilton or Marriott patron you might not l...  more »
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