Enjoy picturesque Nyhavn
The bustling harbor area of Nyhavn in Copenhagen is a magnet for locals and tourists alike. The colorful, crooked old houses that line the water are now busy bistros and restaurants. Music and laughter fill the air as people relax over their smorrebrod open sandwiches and enjoy the locally produced Aquavit. There are plenty of activities in and around Nyhavn Canal, so whether visiting for just a few hours or a few days in Copenhagen, this area is a great place to begin.
Activities around Nyhavn CanalVisit the Veteran Ship and Harbour Museum located between Nyhavn Bridge and Kongens Nytorv. The southern part of Nyhavn is home to several old wooden sailing ships that belong to the museum and add a pleasant nostalgic atmosphere to the area. There is a huge Memorial Anchor on the intersection between Nyhavn and Kongens Nytorv commemorating Danish sailors lost in WW2.
Enjoy the seasonal happeningsThere are also seasonal events at Nyhavn that focus on food and music. June sees Midsummer celebrations including bonfires on the water in the best Viking tradition. There is a music festival in July that showcases the best in traditional jazz over 10 days. There are also beer tasting days and even a herring day with many variations on this national dish being served in the adjacent restaurants. For those who wish to continue the party, the trendy neighborhood of Christianshavn is just a 10-minute walk away and is home to the city’s opera house.
With a room at our Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen you can easily make your way to Nyhavn using the excellent public transportation system in the city. When you return, a sleek and stylish room awaits, enabling you to rejuvenate and re-energize before further exploring the Danish capital.