Copenhagen, Denmark: Happy-go-Lucky Nyhavn

published 6 years ago by Rick Steves

Nyhavn ("New Harbor") is Copenhagen’s recently gentrified sailors' quarter. Wooden sailboats bob in the water next to trendy cafes, jazz clubs, and tattoo shops. The younger crowd hangs out drinking their cheap beers dockside while older, more affluent types look on from comfier cafes. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

From the Reverend tranquillity at the cathedral it's just a few steps to Copenhagen's happy go lucky new harbor or knew how. New house formerly a sleazy sailors Carter is now a colorful scene with both locals and tourists lounging contentedly along its can now. Old sailboats fill the harbor any traditional all would ship is welcome to more here joining the fleet that makes up Copenhagen's ever changing boat show. Scene of modern day Vikings gone soft. The scene here is the best free show in town takes some time to enjoy it. For young and old rich and poor fears that beverage of choice with the comfortable crowd looking on from cafes while the younger crowd rep said on the dock. So this is a budget tip really if you want to drink a beer in Denmark without going broke. And you are good at a kiosk you said I go to a concert by the apparent cause ...

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