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Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Categories: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Nyhavn is a very beautiful and lively area in Copenhagen. We walked the strip and had brunch at one of the many restaurants. Recommend that all tourists come visit the area. We were told it was great ...  read more »
  • Wonderful port picture full of bars and terraces, you can lunch, dinner, take beer etc. the typical dish is the lobster to drink beer in large quantities I recommend Tuborg Classic if you like strong lossabores test "Elefant"
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  • Great place to stroll around and soak in the atmosphere. Nyhavn was a short stroll from our hotel and we were there both during the day and the evening. The boat cruises go out from there so great pla...  read more »
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