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Nyhavn, Copenhagen, a Picturesque Danish Canal that Looks Still Like Fairy Tales

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, this Danish Canal is still looks as colorful as it was in the 17th century.This colorful waterfront, canal and popular entertainment district called Nyhavn in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, already has residence living there in the 17th century. Nowadays it is a popular place for the locals and visitors to hangout, having nice drinks and shop around the trendy and picturesque area.

The Nyhavn Canal stretches from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front right at the south of the Royal Playhouse. The water is packed with old wooden ships which are still using the canal.
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Copenhagen – Denmark – Nyhavn Canal

The northern side of the Canal has a concentration of colorful 17th and 18th century townhouses, which were built mainly with wood, bricks and plaster, and a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants is also available; while the southern side of the Canal comprises of bigger mansions like the Charlottenborg Palace.

Below are some highlights in the Nyhavn Canal Area:

The Memorial Anchor

Located at the end of Nyhavn where it meets Kongens Nytorv, the Memorial Anchor is a monument dedicated to the Danish officers and sailors who offered their live during World War II. On every May 5, Denmark’s Liberation day, an official ceremony would be held at the Memorial Anchor.
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The Veteran Ship and Museum Harbor is located in the inner area of the Nyhavn, between the Nyhavn Bridge and Kongens Nytorv where old ships are lined on both sides. The ships on the south side of the canal are owned by the Danish National Museum whereas the northern side is docked with privately owned, still working ships.

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Shopping and Hanging Out

The Nyhavn area is a very popular place for locals to hangout and goes for shopping. If you get further to the famous Stroeget shopping street nearby, you will find contemporary vintage boutiques and shops with renowned local Danish designer shops, and of course loads of good pubs and restaurants.

How to Get There

Nyhavn is around 10km away from the Copenhagen airport. Metro station Kongens Nytorv is located at the end of Nyhavn where M1 & M2 metro lines run there. You can also take buses 901, 902, 903 or 904 to get to the bus stop close to the Royal Playhouse. Take Nyhavn as your first stop in Copenhagen, Denmark and find out more about the city yourself!

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