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SUMMARY: Get a glimpse into Danish history by taking a stroll through one of the most iconic sites in Copenhagen. Follow the cobbled streets, admire the colourful buildings and marvel at the old sailing boats bobbing in their mooring. The port dates back to the 17th century from when it was a thriving waterway and local hub. Today many of the buildings have been updated to restaurants, cafés, and bars, making this historic harbour a wonderful mix of old and new. WHEN TO VISIT: It's a beautiful spot all year round. During warmer months the area is packed with people eating outdoors, drinking beers on the harbour, and ambling in the sunshine. But, the Danes like to get cosy (or "hygge") in winter too and in December a bustling Christmas market fills the streets. The heaters come on, blankets come out, and people pile into the taverns for a cold beer or spiced gløgg (Scandinavian mulled wine). DON'T MISS: The homes of the famous Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson who used to live along the harbour in Nyhavn buildings no. 20, 67, and 18. HOW TO GET THERE: Nyhavn is centrally located and within walking or biking distance from many other main sites in the heart of Copenhagen. Take the M1/M2/M3 line to Kongens Nytorv and the harbour is a short walk across the square.
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  • Nyhavn 1, 1051 København, Denmark
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    Standard Free
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    Culture 5
    Fun 2
    Education 0
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    Family friendly
    Romantic
    Tourist must-do

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