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Nyhavn, Copenhagen

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
Discover the city's rich heritage by strolling along Nyhavn, a picturesque canal lined by brightly colored townhouses, cafes, restaurants, and bars. Built in the 17th century, this New Harbor (as its name roughly translates), long attracted mostly rambunctious sailors and Bohemian writers. Hans Christian Andersen, who spent most of his life in this district, resided in houses numbered 18, 20, and 67 at various times. Today, the canal area attracts mostly tourists who come here from around the world in search of traditionally prepared herring dishes and the city's famous foaming beers. Don a pair of comfortable shoes, and start your tour at house number 9, the area's oldest building, constructed in 1681. You can plan Copenhagen trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • Very pretty. Colorful houses, many cafés, shops and restaurant. All of these are hugely overpriced, of course.
  • Awesome place. Would love to go back to this city.

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