Nyhavn means ‘New Harbour’ in Danish. It is a canal in the middle of Copenhagen and on sunny days the most popular spot in Copenhagen for both tourists and locals. The harbour is surrounded by beautiful and colourful old buildings. The Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen has lived in two of them and written some of his fairytales here.

The harbour was dug out by Swedish prisoners of war in 1671-1673 after Denmark won one of our many wars against Sweden.

At the end the harbour is a big anchor commemorating the Danish sailors who lost their lives in the second world war.

Nyhavn has many restaurants. Honestly, they are not all very good. Some of them are tourist traps. But if you know where to go, you can get good food here.



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