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Nyhavn, Copenhagen

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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 nice area to stay as it is good to be along the water and is a very walkable area. Many restaurants are nearby, including ones on the water 
    This is a nice area to stay as it is good to be along the water and is a very walkable area. Many restaurants are nearby, including ones on the water  more »
  • We spent some time wandering around the area the real star attraction is the iconic row of colourful houses, if you are in Copenhagen this is a must see. 
    We spent some time wandering around the area the real star attraction is the iconic row of colourful houses, if you are in Copenhagen this is a must see.  more »
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  • This area was one of the places I wanted to see in Copenhagen. It's apparently the most photographed and instagrammed place in the city, and although it is beautiful, I was also a bit underwhelmed. The bars and waterside cafes were all full, but had typical inflated tourist area prices, more than anywhere else in the city. And that was basically all there was....a canal, pretty boats and buildings, and expensive cafes. I stopped for a coffee and to take a few photos but even with stopping for the drink, the visit only took me 20 minutes. Maybe I was expecting too much before I went. I'm glad I went, but it isn't somewhere that I'll rush back to next time I'm in Copenhagen.
  • Super touristy but worth visiting. Nice seeing one of the most famous sights in Denmark

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