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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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  • Surely a must visit on anyday of the week and surely the most touristy place.. Just a short walk away from kongens nytrov metro station.. Very lively area also has a well maintained free toilet just b...  more »
  • Beautiful area with characteristic colorful houses and boats. Recommendations or take the river cruise absolutely not expensive
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  • We had a great time in this part of the city, our hotel was nearby and it's full of little and not so little restaurants  more »