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Nyhavn

Copenhagen 1020, Denmark
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As featured in 3 days in Copenhagen
Ranked #4 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's an old and beautiful place, with a lot of restaurants. You can take a canalride or drink a cold beer. But it's expensive.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place, a must see in Copenhagen, and of course it turns into a tourist trap in spring -summer days. Whatever, take a walk, enjoy the atmosphere, and remember you can find far better restaurants in the city.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice and cozy with a lot of sidewalk restaurants, but a tourist trap. extremely pricy. Extremly pricy

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nyhavn has something for everyone, it's actually just as popular with the Danes as it is with the tourists. Great atmosphere but it is packed at the weekends, especially when the sun is shining. Easy to get to and a good spot to catch the canal boat trips that are one of the best ways to see the city. Way... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to sit and have a beer while watching the world go by. Gets very busy in the summer months.

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Loughborough
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Had a great time in this part of Copenhagen. I would recommend getting some food and drink from somewhere else (like Meyers Deli) as it is much nicer to sit on the canals edge than go to the over-priced tourist restaurants. If you are thinking of going to the Opera house, catch a boat taxi from the end of this... More

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San Francisco
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

It looks just like the picture. My sisters and I did the Canal ride which I recommend , not only is it inexpensive it's a cool view and ride. We got off and walked it too. Really easy it's small. There is an ice cream parlor on the corner that was booming!!! Very lovely place Copenhagen . Nobody locks their... More

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Nice set of restaurants -many to choose from. Both indoor and outdoor dining. Variety of food and quite lively.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

From the multi coloured houses to the different boats Nyhavn was great with nice cafes along the sides to eat also. This was definitely a highlight and something all travellers should see.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Buy some beer in a supermarket and take it to Nyhavn on a nice sunny day. Also worth trying the Thai take away iin Nyhavn and sitting by the water with your food!

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