Nyhavn
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Copenhagen's Nyhaven, or "New Harbor," is actually steeped in a long heritage. Colorful buildings line the canal and hint at a history of small-vessel traffic. Like many ports, this strip has a salty history, rich with sailors, drinking and literary exploits. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen made his home in Nyhavn as well. It's cleaned up now and is a lovely place for a stroll.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • Kongens Nytorv • 4 min walk
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Samantha S
Vicenza, Italy35 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Lively and scenic area of Copenhagen. Loved seeing the colorful buildings, decorated boats, and lots of places to stop for a drink and food.
Written 26 November 2022
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BiljanaC
Zagreb, Croatia39 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Beautiful port,pitoresque buildings, boat trip with my friends. Must see when you are in this beautiful city in Denmark.
Written 23 November 2022
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Eddie_Nero
London153 contributions
Nov 2022
A must see place in Copenhagen for a reason. Very picturesque, plenty of bars and restaurants and lovely for a day or evening stroll.
Written 17 November 2022
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mochileradelujo
Medellin, Colombia29 contributions
Oct 2022
The colors and architecture of this old port are beautiful. The ambiance is good too, with many restaurants, bars and icecream shops.
Written 16 November 2022
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Jenny G
Como, Italy64 contributions
Nov 2022
Wonderful area of Copenhagen that is a photographer's delight! Restaurants along the canal are a little overpriced and food isn't so good, but the ambience is magical - rain or shine!
Written 15 November 2022
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VirSan123
London, UK39 contributions
Jun 2022
Beautiful Nyhavn. Boat ride is a must. Luckily we had a bright sunny day. Tour guide was fun. Colourful buildings were perfect
Written 15 November 2022
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Melanie R
2 contributions
Nov 2022
Beautiful- took a boat ride, ate at a restaurant( not the greatest), went to the Christmas market, had some Glugg
Written 14 November 2022
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Christophe B
Quebec City, Canada427 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
An absolute classic in Copenhagen. A beautiful place to walk by the water and antique boats. Many patios options - beware of tourist traps however.
Written 13 November 2022
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TravellerMan72
Oslo, Norway1,417 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Probably the most important place for tourists to visit in Copenhagen, lots of coffee shops and restaurants here, perfect to sit outside when the sun is shining.
Written 13 November 2022
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Howard S
Albany, NY733 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a nice area to stay as it is good to be along the water and is a very walkable area. Many restaurants are nearby, including ones on the water
Written 11 November 2022
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