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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. Discover how to plan a Copenhagen trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Visit one or two of the many restaurants. Mix with the Danes and take the walk along the canal with the old classical ships. Have a beer sitting on the sides, close to the water and enjoy the streets....  more »
  • This is a lovely area for a stroll. Colourful buildings each housing a different bar or restaurant. We visited after Christmas so all outdoor tables had rugs on the seats and some outdoor heating...  more »
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