New Harbor or in Danish Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nyhavn Canal is world-famous for its brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses as well as bars, cafes and restaurants. Additionally, the canal has many historical wooden ships. The site has a lively atmosphere especially in the summertime and is indeed a must-see attraction in Copenhagen. From Nyhavn you can take the popular canal tour boats which offers guided tours around the beautiful canal system of Copenhagen leading you to the top attractions of the city. H.C. Andersen’s house is located in New Harbor which bring the fairy tales to life.
Along the streets and the water front you can see and hear a lot of musicians and other entertainers. Nyhavn is also very popular for the youngsters of Copenhagen who like to drink and have fun in the sun. The canal of Nyhavn is simply for all generations.
The best of Copenhagen
Nyhavn is located next to the Kings Square (in Danish: Kongens Nytorv) which is a major popular square in the center of Copenhagen. The square is located between the shopping street called ‘stroget’ and Nyhavn. This area is definitely the best of Copenhagen. The Copenhagen metro has a stop at Kings Square from where it only takes a few minutes to walk to the canal.
The price level is very high in Nyhavn and in my opinion the quality is not comparable with the price level. I would recommend only enjoining drinks, beer and wine and to avoid eating here. The restaurants in the small streets just behind Nyhavn is much cheaper and also much better.
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