Nyhavn - Copenhagen

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Old Sailing Ships - and the "Longest Bar" in Scandinavia
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Nyhavn (New Port) - 1670-1673
The picturesque houses on the sunny side of Nyhavn are more than 350 years old.
Nyhavn (New Port)
Nyhavn Copenhagen - Denmark - with the "Longest Bar" in Scandinavia. Nyhavn Poster.

Nyhavn is Old Sailing Ships - and the "Longest Bar" in Scandinavia

Nyhavn (New Port) - was established by King Christian V (1646-1699 - ruled Denmark and Norway 1670-1699) in 1670-1673 - as a gateway from the sea to the old inner city - and at that time the canal area reached right up to Kongens Nytorv (The Kings Square) established around 1670 - where the ships unloaded and loaded their cargo - and the fishermen their daily catch.

The “Shady Side” and “Sunny Side”
The trade and shipping activities around Nyhavn provided a strong growth of Copenhagen - and the many colourful houses and exclusive buildings surrounding the Nyhavn canal on the “shady side” and “sunny side” along the two historical quays - are nearly 350 years old.

A popular venue and attraction for tourists and locals
The seaside and harbour front venue around Nyhavn - is a part of Copenhagen’s cultural soul - and has become one of the most visited historic places in town - which has gain tremendous popularity - as a genuine tourist attraction - that hold a magnetic appeal for curious and joyful visitors. The Copenhageners just love and adore their Nyhavn district at the city’s long coastline promenade - which has been their waterfront oasis - as well as a bracing and lively breathing hole and a refreshing sea breeze ventilator for generations - and especially - when all bars - pubs - restaurants - eating places - night clubs plus live music venues open in springtime - and when weather conditions allows the locals to relish the outdoor life - and then cheerfully blend in with the many visitors from all over the world - in a pulsating maritime atmosphere - surrounded by old colourful houses and historical buildings - while just soaking up some sun and sitting on the edge of the quay enjoying the bustling crowds of people leisurely wandering around the charming Nyhavn area - which also is an authentic local melting pot mixed with history and culture - and placed right at the humming and eventful seafront of Copenhagen.

Nyhavn is Wooden Ships & Maritime Atmosphere
Nyhavn & Old Sialing Ships
Scenery from Nyhavn 1780 - with sailing ships in the canal - and the Charlottenborg mansion on the left - nearest Kongens Nytorv (The Kings New Square).
Kongens Nytorv (The Kings Square) - 1670
View from Kongens Nytorv in 1870 - towards Nyhavn with all the horse carriages. The horse driven tramcar in front is one of the first lines in Copenhagen.

Nyhavn is Wooden
Ships & Maritime Atmosphere -and the Canal surrounded
with bustling life
on both sides
of the sunny and
shady quays.

Mansions for the wealthy - the "Shady Side"
In the beginning of the 1700s - and on the "Shady Side" of Nyhavn - great mansions like Charlottenborg and other lavish houses with flats for the wealthy citizens were built. On the "Sunny Side" the houses were built of wood - brick and plaster - and were the most colourful and picturesque houses at Nyhavn rented by poor and common residents.
The "Red light district" - Wooden Ships & Maritime Atmosphere
Nyhavn Sailors
Nyhavn was the Nyhavn Sailors paradise with a cheerful and charming “Red light district”.
The “Sunny Side” & Nyhavn Sailors
Since many Nyhavn Sailors and Labourers during the past were working in and around the Nyhavn area - and the many restaurants were filled with joyful visitors - the Nyhavn neighbourhood and surrounding quarters on the “Sunny Side” of Nyhavn Canal became a well-known and well recognised “Red light district” - which also was used by “sneaking” celebrities and others that were looking for some fun and booze plus pleasant company during a stay in Copenhagen and at Nyhavn.

The former “Red light District”
The “Red light District” faded out during the 60s - and Nyhavn slowly became a fashionable place to reside in and also a top tourist location and admirable attraction that draws hundreds of thousands happy visitors to the always bustling area - which once was a paradise for the cheerful Nyhavn Sailors - Labourers and joyful Copenhageners - and has now turned into a "must see" and "must experience" site in Copenhagen.

Old wooden ships & Maritime
Up through the 1970s - Nyhavn has become a stylish place to live - and the quay is turned into a pedestrian street with various restaurants and bars located side by side. The canal is packed with old wooden ships creating an maritime
atmosphere from the past time around 1780-1810 - when Nyhavn was the main centre of all trade by ships from Copenhagen.
"The longest outdoor bar in Scandinavia"

There are numerous restaurants - bars and cafés alongside the quay of Nyhavn - and this strip is called -
The "Longest Bar" in Scandinavia.
The bustling Nyhavn Canal
Nyhavn is bustling with activity around the harbour area and the historic canal of Nyhavn - giving tourists the ability to experience the city from the waterfront. The ancient buildings decorated in many fascinating colours and the houses in various architectural styles are from the 17th Century.
The "Longest Bar" in Scandinavia
There are numerous restaurants - bars and cafés alongside the quay of Nyhavn overlooking the Nyhavn canal with its old wooden sailing ships that creates a special maritime atmosphere. The lengthy Strip beside the sunny side of the canal is called "The longest outdoor bar in Scandinavia".
Picturesque Old Houses & "The longest outdoor bar in Scandinavia"
Nyhavn with its picturesque old houses on either side of the canal offers a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafés with dancing and music - 24 hours a day. Nyhavn is also called "The longest outdoor bar in Scandinavia" - with its many restaurants - cafés and cozy eating places overlooking the canal.

Hans Christian Andersen & Nyhavn
The famous fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen lived in no. 20 - from 1834-38, where he wrote is first stories. Later he also lived on the opposite, sunny side of Nyhavn in no. 67 - from 1845-64. The last years of his life he lived in no.18.


Fairy-tale writher
Hans Christian Andersen resided in Nyhavn on
two locations and
in two flats.

The Memorial Anchor from 1872
- was used on the Frigate Fyn (Funen)
Hans Christian Andersen & Nyhavn
The red house no. 20 at Nyhavn - on the shady side - where Hans Christian Andersen lived from 1834-38. The famous fairy tale writer also lived on the sunny side of Nyhavn in no. 67 - from 1845-64.
The Memorial Anchor - 1872
There is always plenty of activity around Nyhavn and especially on the square with the monument of the Memorial Anchor from 1872 - in front of the entrance to canal and harbour area.
The Memorial Anchor at Nyhavn.
The Memorial Anchor at Nyhavn
The great Memorial Anchor (Mindeankeret) in front of Nyhavn is a monument commemorating the more than 1,700 Danish officers and sailors in service for the Navy - merchant fleet or Allied forces - who offered their life's during the Second World War. The Anchor was inaugurated in 1951 - and has a plague with a monogram of King Frederik VII on it. The Memorial Anchor is from 1872 - and was used on the Frigate Fyn (Funen) - which was docked at Holmen Naval Base during the Second World War. The Memorial Anchor replaced a momentary big wooden Cross erected on the same spot i 1945. Every year on May 5th – Denmark’s Liberation day 1945 - an official ceremony is held to honour and commemorate the fallen at the Memorial Anchor.
Nyhavn is located near Kongens Nytorv - Royal Theatre - Charlottenborg Mansion - The Pedestrian Street "Strøget".

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