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Travel Guide of Nyhavn in Denmark by Influencers and Travelers

Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants.

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20 pictures of Nyhavn from K B, Adrian Cuj, Nick Karvounis and other travelers

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Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen

Nyhavn is the Danish word for "new port"

It's a canal that was built in the 7th century in the capital of Denmark Copenhagen.

Originally a meeting place for seafaring crews, the art world, and other entertainers, it is now a bustling fashionable district where 17th century colored houses stand alongside countless Scandinavian canteens and pubs where you can enjoy the famous Danish beer.

Enjoy the scenery by taking a boat trip on the canals. Easily visited on foot or on two wheels thanks to a reliable cycle network.The typical postcard image of Copenhagen is that of the colorful houses on the banks of the Nyhavn Canal in the heart of the city. 

The terraces along the canal or the boats beached in the sea make Nyhavn one of the most charming places in Copenhagen

When in Copenhagen, let your steps lead you to the Nyhavn canal, which is one of the most beautiful parts of the Danish capital. 

The Nyhavn Canal was dug in the 12th century to allow merchant ships to deliver their cargo to the heart of the city. 

Before becoming the lively and trendy district of today, Nyhavn, which means "new port" in Danish, was for a long time the meeting place of sailors, artists, and writers.

Hans Christian Andersen used to live here and you can see his house.

 During your discovery of the Nyhavn canal, between a gourmet break and the tasting of a Danish beer on the terrace, push to n° 9 and admire the oldest house of the district, dating from 1681.

 Stroll quietly along this pedestrian quay, with your nose in the air to discover its colorful houses from the 17th and 17th centuries
Don't be afraid to fall in the water, The Nyhavn canal is so clean that you can swim in it in the summer! 

The most beautiful image of Copenhagen

After the little mermaid, what is the second image that comes to mind when one mentions Copenhagen?
It is certainly one of the colorful houses of the Nyhavn canal.

This postcard set is one of the most visited places in the city because of its historic wooden boats, the many restaurants in the area, and the lively atmosphere that always prevails in Nyhavn.
From Nyhavn, you can also embark on a boat tour of Copenhagen's canals

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What to do in Nyhavn ?

Take a boat ride along the canals: Nyhavn Canal is the starting point for many of Copenhagen's canal boat tours.

Eat by the canal: Nyhavn's many terraces and restaurants make it one of the best places to eat in Copenhagen. 
You'll also find cafes dating back to the 17th century!

Get a tattoo: Strange as it may seem, Nyhavn is the area with the most tattoo studios in Copenhagen.
 If you're planning to have an unforgettable memory of Denmark, this is the right place to do it.

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