Nyhavn

Nyhavn, Copenhagen: Address, Phone Number, Nyhavn Reviews: 4.5/5

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About
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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2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Kongens Nytorv • 4 min walk
Popular mentions

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Rosalyn Gutherie
Sweden4 contributions
Nice around the Sea
Mar 2021 • Family
This place is amazing to visit in evening. Bit crowds but still liked it. We were staying near this area and we visited twice . Really liked the place.
Written March 23, 2021
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN588 contributions
Great place to walk around
Dec 2020
This is a pretty busy but fun place to walk around. There are lots of nice, little cafes and restaurants here too but this is a pricy area even for Copenhagen. If it is a sunny day getting some photos here is a must. It is fun to see the wooden ships tied up to the end of the canal and do some people watching while sitting at a cafe.
Written December 5, 2020
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Vicky_The_explorer
New Delhi, India297 contributions
Buzzing Road size Christmas Jazz
Dec 2019
Went around Christmas time last year and the complete area was amazingly full with people from across the world. Colors, Lights and Christmas celebrations/decorations were all around. Enjoyed the pan cakes, pastries and other food stalls put around.. Not sure these are all around the year or just come in this time
Written November 10, 2020
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Landon
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
Amazing Site with perfect scenes
Dec 2019
Loved the vibe of the place. The Servers are very efficient and accommodating. I'll recommending to all my friends.
Written October 2, 2020
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HSed22
Frankfurt, Germany599 contributions
Beautiful icon
Sep 2020 • Couples
This iconic area doesn’t have much to do other than take a very picturesque walk along and stop for a beer or snack on the way through to somewhere else. We came here everyday - it’s like the Eiffel Tower of Copenhagen!
Written September 29, 2020
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Lorraine C
Auckland Central, New Zealand992 contributions
Great part of town
Nov 2019
On a stunning day its great to wander around and soak in the atmosphere and the things to do and see in this area. A must do place to visit.
Written September 22, 2020
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Adam K
3 contributions
Atmospheric and a great place to visit.
Oct 2019
Plenty of opportunity to eat and drink, here. You will definitely find something to suit your palate! The number of times I religiously had Sunday lunch, here, whilst living and working in Copenhagen, I couldn't tell you :-) Recommend the boat trips, here, too. Enjoy the experience!
Written September 21, 2020
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Mikko R
London, UK209 contributions
Wonderful (and expensive) area
Sep 2020 • Friends
Worth to visit and break the bank. Full of pricey restaurants but the area is really modern, upscale and trendy.
Written September 20, 2020
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stuart f
Galway, Ireland120 contributions
Good to visit
Sep 2020 • Couples
You cannot visit Copenhagen without going here , best to see on a summer evening as the sun sets and lights come on . Personally did not eat along the street but over the bridge at the end of Nyhavn is a open food market . Again as all Copenhagen, it’s pricey for the tourist
Written September 4, 2020
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Alex Moltzau
58 contributions
A cliché for a reason
Aug 2020
I stayed in the Nyhavn area for a few days and really enjoyed it. Additionally there are some boats going out from the area that do not cost too much comparatively. It is also a short walk by the docs to sculpture parks, university and a lot of restaurants as well as cafés. At first I thought it would be too much of a cliché, as many mention this as the typical place to go, however it is such a nice place and it has to be experienced!
Written August 30, 2020
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