Nyhavn (lit. "New Harbor") is a popular area in Copenhagen, Denmark with both locals and tourists. Starting from the memorial anchor at Kongens Nytorv, the street is lined with many bars and restaurants facing out to a picturesque harbor. In warmer weather people fill every available table in the outdoors seating area in front of every restaurant. And even in cooler weather the heartier types sit outdoors with a beer and a blanket, provided by the restaurant on each seat, over their legs. While not extremely expensive, the restaurants are not cheap.
Less formal seating is on the edge of the harbor with bring-your-own beer. It is not uncommon to see groups of young people sitting along the waterfront with beer, enjoying the sunshine, the crowds and the street entertainment.
It is the starting point for various canal tour excursions, and is located near Kongens Nytorv, at one end of Strøget, and near the royal residence, Amalienborg Palace.
Nyhavn was built by King Christian V in the 1670s, and is thus the oldest part of Copenhagen harbor. It once had a bad reputation on account of the concentration of sailors living in the neighborhood. The north side, where the bars are, is still known as "the naughty side". The oldest building still standing is from 1681, at number 9.
Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn 18 for some years.
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