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Nyhavn

Address: Nyhavn 1-71 | Kobenhavn K, Copenhagen 1051 , Denmark
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Ranked #7 of 209 Attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & 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, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Picturesque, calm, beautiful harbor in the heart of Kobenhavn. Full of great restaurants, shops, and amazing architecture. DO NOT MISS THIS.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area of Copenhagen. Easy to reach and lovely for a quiet stroll or a drink in one of the cafes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A taste of what Copenhagen must have looked like in the days of sail. Most of the warehouses have been turned into stylish hotels or restaurants and cafes. Canal tours go from here and also the harbour bus.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The feel of this canal district just hit all the right buttons. The number of sail boats in the water, the old facades of the buildings and the number of independent cafes mae for a great afternoon coffee spot to unwind after a day of sight seeing.

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

You must walk through Nyhavn if for no other reason that to snap that iconic photo. Loads of lovely houses, pubs and restaurants and the entrance to the water tours - which were running in January.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Sitting outside at a bar, cafe or just at the boardwalk is a must if you visit Copenhagen. The bars might be over priced at the outside serving and you will not be alone. But take a beer or a coffee , sit down at let the people pass by. You will be at the sunny side of Nyhavn and... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a minimoon (short honeymoon) in Copenhagen and this was one of our favourite spots. It's so beautiful and quaint, with the brightly coloured houses and boats, and I'd love to come back in summer to enjoy the canal-side cafes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Tourist street by the water, with tourist bars and restaurants with prices for tourists. Maybe in the summer will have more interest, but is was a little disappointment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nyhavn with its numerous cafes and restaurants, lots of happy people all around is absolutely the best place in Copenhagen. It has a unique atmosphere with people enjoying a cold beer both in cafes as just sitting near the water with their beer bought in a supermarket. It is the place to be during day and night, once I almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is an area of Copenhagen, developed along the canal and its pretty, well taken care of and consist of many restaurants along the sidewalk; Its touristy and therefore its a place to sit, have something to eat and watch the canal boats and the people pass by. The canal ride is good, large river boats, enclosed and really priced... More 

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