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Nyhavn

Nyhavn 1-71 | Kobenhavn K, Copenhagen 1051 , Denmark
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Ranked #7 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
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...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
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 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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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

When you see pictures of Nyhavn, the buildings look super colourful but in reality they were all a bit faded and there was a lot of scaffolding on them. It's definitely worth a visit, but only allow it 30 minutes of your day, as you won't stay much longer than that!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Right by the water, plenty of dining options, popular place for locals and tourists, Christmas market stalls set up there in December, hop on a canal cruise there, good photo opportunities with row of brightly painted colourful buildings next to canal with boats tied up and lots of lights. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We walked through here a couple of times and it is a picturesque area. There are several places to eat and some small shops as well. It was fun being here in the evening too because of the lively atmosphere and lights.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

For me Nyhavn doesn't exactly sum up Copenhagen but this is the scene you see virtually every time it's mentioned. The different colour buildings in rows either side of a narrow stretch of a water with its boats is iconic (not to mention picturesque). This is a very good photo opportunity indeed. The area actually looks quite different to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Looks like a picture postcard. Very busy. People eating, drinking and socialising. Wonderful atmosphere.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Nyhavn is very pretty - you'll get some nice photographs of the boats and buildings but there isn't much to do except perhaps eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Nyhavn is a pretty little harbour, just off one the squares at the end of the pedestrian area of Copenhagen. The main area is only one street long, with a water inlet and colourful buildings either side of the water. There are a number of places to eat and drink, with some market stalls dotted along the street. We stopped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Nyhavn is about as picturesque as you can get. Lots of restaurants and you can take a boat cruise from there. A bit overcrowded at Christmas time and hard to get into a restaurant, but you can find a seat outside and drink warm gloegg and watch the passing parade. A definite must-see while you're in Copenhagen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We bought the Copenhagen card which virtually pays for itself in 24 hours between ferry rides, public transport, and entry. The ferry ride through Nyhavn was magical giving us some of the best photo opps of the trip. Plus you get to see Hans Christian Anderson's house, how cool is that?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Loved our lunch here in the middle of a street of Olde worlde charm. The Danish open sandwich is renown for good reason!

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