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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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  • Nyhavn is beautiful. He is probably THE photo spot in Copenhagen. Everywhere tourists with cameras (understandably). During the Christmas season there is also a nice Christmas market!
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  • An essential visit, especially as it is at the beginning/end of one of Copenhagen's main shopping streets. A delight to be able to visit the many Christmas markets that are installed throughout the city.
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