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Address: Nyhavn 1-71 | Kobenhavn K, Copenhagen 1051 , Denmark
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Description: Copenhagen's Nyhaven, or "New Harbor," is actually steeped in a long...
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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Nice colourful old buildings

Nyhavn is a nice place to go for a coffee or lunch/dinner. It consists of a row of different coloured buildings some of which Hans Christian Anderson lived in. They have some nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Nyhavn is a nice place to go for a coffee or lunch/dinner. It consists of a row of different coloured buildings some of which Hans Christian Anderson lived in. They have some nice restaurants overlooking the canal. The canal is also the place you can get on the canal cruise boats such as Citysightseeing and Netto crusie boats. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Visited on 17th April 2015. A very pretty place, it was a lovely sunny day and there where lots of people sitting outside the bars and restaurants just soaking up the atmosphere. You cant visit Copenhagen without visiting Nyhavn its lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nyhavn is that beautiful, waterfront neighborhood that you picture when you think of Copenhagen. Surprising to me, I learned Nyhavn was dug by war prisoners and was more of a drunk sailors hang out. It was also home to the famous Hans Christian Andersen. Regardless, it has a lot of history and is a great stop on your trip. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We ate there brunch two times, I ate one time a dish called shooting star, fish, and it was great , also the chicken burger was good, recommended in the morning, when the weather is good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you have ever seen a photo of Copenhagen, you have seen Nyhavn. It looks just like the pictures with colorful buildings lining the side of the canal. The neighborhood has restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream and more. We wandered around for a few hours and took some pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The most famous and featured street in copenhagen. Was not disappointed. Colourful and quite a few good restaurants around.

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is the number one a attraction of Copenhagen. Don't miss it ! Sit in a cafe, have a local beer and enjoy... If it is night, you have other options, too :))

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A nice little harbor, vibrant and colorful. You can have a nice drink outside on the terrace at one of the many cafes/restaurants or take a boat tour from here. Definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice waterfront cafes lots of beers to go and tourists. A bit crowded and slow serice is expected but welcome as we enjoyed just sitting and people watching on a nice day and after a lot of walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to spend a number of hours just having a drink or two, watching the people walk by. On an active canal. Had a lunch there two and it was very good. It was chilly when we were there and most of the outside chairs have blankets.

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