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Nyhavn

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Address: Nyhavn 1-71 | Kobenhavn K, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
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+45 33 15 15 66
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Copenhagen's Nyhaven, or "New Harbor," is actually steeped in a...

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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Nyhavn is a charming picturesque area that is worth your time to see. From the water it is quite colorful with one building after another. A lot of people come here by boat and... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nyhavn is a charming picturesque area that is worth your time to see. From the water it is quite colorful with one building after another. A lot of people come here by boat and then walk around. There are lots of shops and restaurants and outdoor cafes and vendors. Seeing it gives you a visual memory of Copenhagen as you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nyhavn is a super place to walk in the early evening. There is som meny restaurants and its god to eat there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably the best spot in Copenhagen, the picture you see everywhere when you search for the city online. Just wonderful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nyhavn is a rather picturesque area with a lot of restaurants and cafes. I highly recommend coming here for a stroll. The pictures are worth the characteristically windy weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place you usually see on photos of Copenhagen Hans Christian Anderson house is here so it's one you really should see. Loads of restaurants and bars here and a short walk to the palace to see the changing of the guards they march through the top of nyhavn around lunch time so keep and eye out as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most picturesque walks there is, with many bridges to take photos with the boats and brightly coloured houses.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit however felt there was something missing but then I was walking through the rain. Perhaps it would have been better when it's dry and riding through on the bike to feel danish.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I guess this is the must-go place in Copenhagen... too many tourists with cameras. Lovely place, but not sure if you get the authentic Danish feel in it... ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful part of the city that is definitely a must see, very unique and colourful. I didn't eat at any of the restaurants along the harbour but there are many, and it's also just a nice place to take a walk with a view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful even during the winter (of course, it is much better on a sunny day, but anyway...). It is a very Copenhagen spot, a good place to find a restaurant for lunch or dinner. During the day, you can take a boat trip and have a look around the city through the canal. Nice place for amazing... More 

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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