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Address: Nyhavn 1-71 | Kobenhavn K, Copenhagen 1051 , Denmark
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Description: Copenhagen's Nyhaven, or "New Harbor," is actually steeped in a long...
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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Colorful Copenhagen

Scandinavian colours are tones of grey. Not in Nyhavn :) Here everything is colorful: hauses, peoples, flowers and even the sky !

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Scandinavian colours are tones of grey. Not in Nyhavn :) Here everything is colorful: hauses, peoples, flowers and even the sky !

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Copenhagen! Take the time to walk trough and enjoy the view, also a very good place to grab something to eat or to drink. The houses have a beautiful architecture, so colorful and pretty. Also you can enjoy the weather and the bouts. Me and my boyfriend visited Copenhagen 3 times and visited Nyhavn... More 

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You can't go to Copenhagen without going here, it's picture postcard pretty with some lovely bars and restaurants

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Llangefni, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We ended up in Nyhavn by accident after taking a wrong turn. It had been on our list of 'things people say you should see (photograph) in Copenhagen' but I wasn't convinced it was worth going out of our way for. The coloured building are very pretty, but they are all just restaurants. We were there just before dinner time,... More 

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Love Nyhavn, what amazing architecture, history and ambiance! I cant wait to get back to Denmark one day!

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You see it on all the brochures , its the loveliest little port with old boats plying the docks . An interesting area to explore with touristic restaurants , cafes and lots of bars to hang out in as you soak up the ambience. Perfect in summer and nicer weather .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Historic, atmospheric and beautiful, to many people, this IS Copenhagen. OK, it is commercialised, but it is still the best place for seafood and people-watching!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A perfect starting point for seeing Copenhagen. Rom here you should get on a canal tour and see the city. Don't bother eating at one of the tourist traps, but get an ice cream, sit down along the docks and enjoy the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Nyhavn is a bit of a tourist place (OK a big tourist place) but it's very photogenic and should be seen at least once if you are in Copenhagen.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It was winter so not very crowded, very cool to see this place. there is a great ice cream shoppe on the corner.

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