Copenhagen Travel Guide

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Nyhavn (New Harbor)

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Published 04/20/2005

Fodor's Review

This harborfront neighborhood was built 300 years ago to attract traffic and commerce to the city center. Until 1970 the area was a favorite haunt of sailors. Though restaurants, boutiques, and antiques stores now outnumber tattoo parlors, many old buildings have been well preserved and retain the harbor's authentic 18th-century maritime character; you can even see a fleet of old-time sailing ships from the quay. Hans Christian Andersen lived at various times in the Nyhavn houses at numbers 18, 20, and 67.

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Centrum, Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

Published 04/20/2005


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