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Nyhavn

Nyhavn 1-71 | Kobenhavn K, Copenhagen 1051 , Denmark
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As featured in 3 days in Copenhagen
Ranked #5 of 205 attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Bodies of Water, Historic Sites, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Suffield, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful walk to take, and there are probably about 20+ cafés right there on the water. The prices are high, but it's a great place to sit and have a drink, especially at night when it's cooler. The boats in the harbor are fantastic and impressive.

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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Ok, it is no doubt mainly a tourist "thing", and possible most people you see are tourist pretending to not be tourists. But despite that, or maybe because of that, it has a great deal of colour and vibrancy. Clearly the boats, well most of them, lining the canal are the real deal. Seeing the bridge being raised while a... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

loads of outdoor restaurants. very buzzy. Sit and drink excellent but very expensive Danish beer and watch the world go by, overlooking one of the canals

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Aarhus, Arhus, Denmark
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You have to go there to eat or have a bear. Best in the summertime but go there anyway just to see and feel the pulse and admire the old buildings. Take a harbor cruise and learn something about Copenhagen

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure if other people think this way, but before I went to Copenhagen this is what I most associated with the city from pictures - very iconic! Beautiful area to walk around in on a nice summer day, and the canal and colored houses are neat to see. The restaurants along here are quite expensive so be warned,... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Never miss it, especially towards the evening with sunset. Choose a place to sit and order nice food. The prices are mad in Denmark, so share a big pizza with a friend!

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Athens, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful canal and old harbor. Colourful buildings and many bars and restaurants are situated in one side of the canal. Full of people all the time. The quality of the food is not so good in these touristic restaurants and food and drinks are quite expensive. You should visit this place if you go to Copenhagen.

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Houston Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's a mega busy area, full of tourists. Mainly restaurants on the coloured houses side. Very hard to get a table lunch time on a Saturday in July and there are lots of restaurants. This area best viewed from opposite side of coloured houses.

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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The colourful houses look prettier in photo. Very touristy with lots of people. Many restaurants but the view is not good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the many boats docked to the multiple restaurants, this is a great place to grab a bite to eat and sit by the water and enjoy the views. Beautiful sunset photo op.

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