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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 #4 of 209 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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Bronx, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I returned quite a few times to people watch and just enjoy the night scene. I would get a beer from one of the restaurant kiosks and sit on the dock side. I met a few people to chat with which was nice since I traveling solo. The sunsets were amazing and there was a fantastic ice cream place which... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Its the stuff you see in picture books of Copenhagen, really picturesque. There are better value places to eat and drink though. Lovely to stroll!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best ways to get the lay of the land is to take a Canal Boat Tour. I've done that in Amsterdam, Paris and now Copenhagen. The harbour is huge and you are taken through the canals of the city. You see where the Little Mermaid sits, as well as the spires of churches and other buildings, so... More

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Bærums Verk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Wery Cosy, aria, One Restaurant/Pub, after another Good Food, Good Beer Stiff prises, and the clearest Touist trap, in Denmark.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Long story short: Too crowded, too expensive, too touristy! We loved the colourful houses and took many pictures, however, we were always annoyed if our paths crossed this part of the city: It's crowdy and touristy and it doesn't give you an idea of Copenhagen!

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you're in CPH in the summer and are there on a Friday, get yourself a few beers and go and sit down by Nyhavn so you can watch the world go by. Such a great, relaxed atmosphere, you'll never want to leave!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nyhavn is a cute place in the center of Copenhagen - it is worth visiting it :-) It is great just to walk through it and enjoying the nice athmosphere with all the boats, the water and the cafes there

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

though its quite a busy little hub in a great location with plenty on offer to choose from and great atmosphere

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Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Lots of history. A place that has been transformed into at randy and sophisticated corner of a sophisticated city. Lots of restaurants with pricy but good foods.

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Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I suppose if you like to eat and drink, this place is relatively interesting. Otherwise, there is really nothing to do here except walk around- and the scenery is pretty, but it really is just another riverside walk. Look around in the evening perhaps to catch the sunset- it gets really busy on sunny days.

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