Nyhavn New Harbour

Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

Nyhavn New Harbour
Nyhavn or New Harbour is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district. It is lined by brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. Serving as a "heritage harbour", the canal has many historical wo

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Nyhavn New Harbour

Nyhavn was constructed by King Christian V from 1670 to 1673, dug by Swedish war prisoners from the Dano-Swedish War 1658–1660. It is a gateway from the sea to the old inner city at Kongens Nytorv (King's Square), where ships handled cargo and the fish caught by local fishermen.

Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn for 18 years.

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