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
Neighbourhood: 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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Liztravelsandeats
Haarlem, The Netherlands521 contributions
Walk through
Oct. 2021
Nice to walk through and take the touristy picture with the colorful houses in the background. Restaurants all look like tourist traps.
Written October 24, 2021
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HeleneT72
Cumbernauld, UK65 contributions
Gorgeous
Oct. 2021
Of course, you must go to this iconic place but make sure you take the time to explore the rest of the city as much as possible. There's so much more to Copenhagen than Nyhavn!
Written October 16, 2021
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Jo M
London, UK114 contributions
Essential visit
Sep. 2021 • Couples
A must see when in Copenhagen. Its as picturesque as the images you see on Instagram albeit a lot busier.
Written October 10, 2021
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Road738666
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
A must-see
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Gorgeous harbour area with plenty to see. The colourful buildings are very scenic and there’s plenty of food options nearby. A must-see if in Copenhagen
Written October 7, 2021
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Jennifer K
Dundalk, Ireland61 contributions
Brilliant scenery.
Oct. 2021 • Couples
This is a beautiful place along the harbour. Plenty of colourful buildings, great place for photographs.
There are plenty of places to eat with a wide range of different cuisines.
Written October 7, 2021
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George
County Dublin, Ireland34 contributions
Lovely
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Beautiful spot, to walk around and grabbing a bite to eat. Very relaxed and traveled on the canal boat to explore the sights of Copenhagen
Written October 7, 2021
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Raya R
Tel Aviv, Israel297 contributions
A must
Oct. 2021 • Couples
A best spot in Copenhagen. Take a seat in one of the caffe’s/restaurants. Don’t be afraid of the wind. They all give you s blanket to rap yourself in
Written October 3, 2021
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sholmvik
Bodo, Norway273 contributions
Average
Oct. 2021
I did expect more from this area. The had some resturants but the menue where mor or less the same on every place. The food were also very much the same.
Written October 2, 2021
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Bechara C
Lebanon539 contributions
Always the best spot in the city
Sep. 2021
I always like this part of the city, it's quiet and popular in the same time, it's attractive, the shops, restaurants, and the small boats
Written September 30, 2021
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,724 contributions
Touristic but beautiful
Aug. 2021 • Solo
This part is beautiful, you do not have to stay for long, the buildings are colorful and beautiful but tourist part and there is alot of cafes there too
Written September 29, 2021
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