Nyhavn is one of Copenhagen’s most visited tourist destination. The harbor was excavated from 1671 to 1673 by Swedish prisoners of war from the second Karl Gustav war. Some of the charming old houses are over 300 years old. The oldest house is Nyhavn no. 9 from 1681. The poet HC Andersen lived in Nyhavn for 20 years of his life – partly in Nyhavn nr. 67.
For many years Nyhavn was one of the city’s more sinister neighborhoods with tattooists, sailor taverns and related prostitutes. In the 1980s the area was thoroughly renovated and Nyhavn now houses a number of nice restaurants, cafes and bars all located on the sunny side of the canal.
Throughout the year there are various activities on the pier – from jazz festival, exhibition of vintage cars and motorcycles, sale of Fejø fruit, a huge Christmas market and a lot more.
Nyhavn is the perfect place to enjoy a beer or a meal in the sun surrounded by the beautiful historic buildings.
Tivoli is an internationally known amusement park located in the center of Copenhagen, and by far the most visited tourist attraction in Denmark. Tivoli was founded in 1843 by Georg Carstensen.
Among the most famous rides are Tivoli’s wooden roller coaster which was build in 1914 and is one of the oldest wooden roller coasters still functioning in the world.
And the Pantomime Theatre, which was built in 1874 and which in season daily have pantomime performances with the four characters Harlequin, Columbine, Cassander and Pierrot.
But it does not stop at the many thousands beautiful flowers, the beautiful lighting and spectacular fireworks. Tivoli also offers Friday Rock and concerts on Plænen with some of the greatest artists, theater, dance – and of course the many good restaurants.
Tivoli has about 4 million visitors per year divided into three seasons: the summer season, Halloween in Tivoli and Christmas in Tivoli.