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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 203 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic place. It's filled with tourists and the prices reflect that, but the atmosphere and views are just amazing. There are a few locals walking around there as well and they were all very friendly.

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of the few picturesque parts of Copenhagen. Easily accessible if you rent a bike and cycle there. Extremely busy with crowds of tourists along the side with the coloured warehouses (all of which seem to have restaurants on the ground floor!). The best way to see it is to walk on the side of the water opposite to the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I am staying in an apartment off Nyhavn so have walked through it morning and evening for a week. There is a real buzz here, with tourists eating, drinking, walking and taking canal boat tours. Musicians also add to the scene. Many people sit along side the canal having brought their own food and/or drinks and meet up with friends... More

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Glasgow
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Called in at Nyhavn during a weekend visit to Copenhagen and despite the weather being inclement still enjoyed the atmosphere and surroundings of this beautiful area. Stopped for a coffee and people watched. A must for anyone visiting Copenhagen.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went for an ice cream at the ice cream place on the corner, just a long the wraf. I had a traditional danish ice cream with cream and jam on top. We sat along the wraf, had ice cream and listened to a busker. Absolutely stunning.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely, pretty and pitoresque although heaving with tourists. The busiest part of the city in comparison to the rest.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Please note, we didn't stop for a bite to eat, just passing through. The buildings are nice to look at, but it was just a bit too crowded to enjoy. A point to get onto a sight seeing boat, though. I would recommend the hop on-hop off boat.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It's a little touristy, the restaurants are very expensive, but its a beautiful area to go for a walk. The boats, the colorful houses...it's picturesque!

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Nyon, Switzerland
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I loved this place, it's absolutely beautiful and stunning ! the buildings and its colors are wonderful, very well kept. There are a lot of restaurants and the ambiance in general is friendly and relaxed. there are boats departing from the Nyhavn port for a nice boat trip, an absolute must. I loved Nyhavn and it is a must for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A classic tourist destination worth visiting to look at some historic vessels tied up along the dock. The chief attraction was watching other tourists! A very good range of cafés to choose from and with a little research we found reasonably priced food and drink, not cheap but affordable given the nature of the location. It is a good end... More

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