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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Nyhavn 1-71 | Kobenhavn K, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 15 15 66
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All reviews colorful buildings bars and restaurants people watching beautiful area watch the world boat tour sunny day christmas market nice walk visiting copenhagen little mermaid boats canal beer tourists blankets stroll
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The rows of coloured buildings are spectacular a must see while sightseeing in Copenhagen. Lots Restaurants and bars.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank louisegough5936
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The main attraction of this place is the famous colored buildings but don’t imagine it will be many or like town with full colored buildings , its only a few a long the rivers and mostly restaurant or cafe. It’s a selfie or wefie spot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank faozanrizal
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love a walk in Nyhavn, have a lunch although is so expensive. The houses are all from around 1750 and the channel was made by swedish soldiers. I like this place even though it has become a tourist trap

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Danish0014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a dander around this beautiful area with friends and we just meandered around the many market stalls which sold a multitude of goods. We tried two or three of the restaurants along the canal and also had a hot mulled wine. The best feature...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mutphy
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is very nice place, full of color and beautiful surroundings. Great in the summer time, we had lovely walk

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful part of the city, close to loads of restaurants, cafes and shops. Lots of other tourists all wanting a picture by the canal. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joncly1990
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For seeing Nyhavn and wandering around the canal was a must do! The area is picturesque and is definitely worth a look. Their are plenty of places to sit and eat / people watch.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rockmylobster
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a must to visit in copenhagen to watch the beutiful colored buildings with the boats infront. Many resturants and cafes can be found in the area. As an outdoor activity it is better to be visited in a suny day.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank omazuz
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this location both in daylight and at night. It was the holidays, so there was a jule markt. Both times of day were spectacular. Both provided a different play on the colors of the buildings. It doesn't take long to peruse the are,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to sit down for a drink and people watch, especially in the summer or on a nice day! Food can be a bit touristy but plenty of great places to eat in the neighbouring streets!

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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December 26, 2018|
Response from eirinikak | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are quite a few first class hotels inthe area around!
December 26, 2018|
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Response from emelian | Reviewed this property |
Believe the is a good hotel in mount macedon
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Response from NIRunaway | Reviewed this property |
To include canal trip and hop on, hop off bus and have a meal probably deserves a full day
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Mesa, Arizona
Nyhavn Area Breakfast Cafe (5 Replies)
Looking for a reasonable cafe to have breakfast in the Nyhavn area.
May 22, 2013|
Response fromnmp66|
Second request; does anyone know of any reasonable cafes for breakfast in the Nyhavn area? Will be there in early July. Thanks.
Athens, Greece
Copenhagen trip with children (2 Replies)
Hi! We will b visiting Copenhagen for 4 nights around New Year’s Eve , with our two children aged 6 and 4. We have booked a hotel in the Nyhavn area. Could anyone please recommend sights in the city that the kids will also enjoy ? could you also suggest any child - friendly restaurants ? Thank you in advance , Natasha
December 15, 2017|
Response fromIlpoxi|
Rundetaarn is very funny inside. There is no steps but a corridor spinning to the top. Another attraction is Tycho Brahe Planetarium.
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What do you think of this trip plan? (1 Replies)
This is what we have planned so far - any restaurants, comments or ideas would be greatly appreciated :) We are a family of four travelling with older teenagers, haven't been to Copenhagen, Denmark before. Staying there for four days. Two vegetarians in the family also so how is Copenhagen generally for vegetarians? Thank you! Saturday: Canal Tour (from Nyhavn) -> Gammel Strand -> Tivoli gardens Sunday: Rundetarn -> Stroget -> Museum Monday: Kastellet, Little Mermaid,...More
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