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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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  • Great spot for pictures, a visit to Copenhagen is not complete unless Nyhavn is your first stop to see. Beautiful street filled with bars and restaurants to choose from and great background for pictur...  more »
  • Beautiful place but really expensive to eat there. My recommendation would be to buy a hot dog and a beer and sit by the canal to enjoy the view  more »
  • This was the place to be. The harbor is where everyone seems to hang out. Just grab a cold one and wander around. The restaurants a pricey but you can also head out over the bridges to Free Town or th...  more »