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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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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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...  more »

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