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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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  • Very nice and vibrant neighbourhood with multicolour buildings being there for 300 hundred years!By the canals there are a lot of bars and restaurants with traditional and international tastes!  more »
  • This is the focus of tourism in town because the neighborhood is so picturesque. The photo opportunities on a sunny day are terrific. Lots of tourist services all around.  more »

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