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The Nyhavn neighborhood's colorful residences are instantly recognizable to anybody who has ever seen photographs or videos of Copenhagen. This area is well-known among tourists because of the vibrant buildings and towering ships lining the streets, and the harbor is still an important location for entertainment.

Pubs, cafés, and restaurants are spread throughout the area to keep it comfortable until late at night.

Things to do at Nyhavn:

  • You ought to first take a stroll in the neighborhood to discover some lovely jewels before entering one of these locations:

The distinctive homes that border the water's edge at Nyhavn are well known. Number 9 on the canal is the oldest home and has remained impressively unchanged since its construction in 1681.

Historically, sailors and authors frequented Nyhavn. Famous author Hans Christian Andersen resided in three homes here, at numbers 18, 20, and 67.

  • Opt for an overnight booking at one of the luxury properties:

Sleep at the more than 200-year-old department store 71 Nyhavn Hotel, which offers views of the lake and magnificent yachts.

Select the Bedwood hostel, one of Copenhagen's coziest lodging options. Another choice is the imposing Hotel Bethel, adjacent to well-known sights like Tivoli and the iconic picture of the Little Mermaid.

  • Finally, you'll find many delectable restaurants and cafés in this area of Copenhagen, known as a foodie's paradise:

This area is home to well-known Torvehalleme market, which is bursting with fresh vegetables, to restaurants like the Michelin-starred AOC and Kokkeriet. Danish beer has a mild flavor and is simple to consume.

Local specialties like Carlsberg beer and Akvavit are also widely available.

  • Of course, a boat tour is an option for those who would rather enjoy themselves on the water.

While the guide provides you with all the information you want about the region, you get a unique perspective of the quay from the sea.

Of course, this is also the ideal time to take some unique pictures of the port.

  • Explore the neighborhood:

1. The well-known Tivoli Gardens amusement park, the Little Mermaid monument, and Strget—a bustling pedestrianized retail district—are all nearby.

2. You may also visit Amalienborg Slot, the royal house, to see the formal Changing of the Guard.

3. You can reach The Little Mermaid, another popular site in Copenhagen, by taking a 20-minute stroll along the water's edge. The bronze and granite statue was modeled by a figure from a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson. Over a century later, the artwork is still there at Langelinje Pier and attracts over a million people yearly.

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Address of Nyhavn

Copenhagen, Denmark

Opening & Closing time of Nyhavn

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours