Nyhavn (meaning New Harbour) is a 17th centure waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen. It is lines with brightly coloured 17th century townhouses, bars, cafes and restauraunts and many historical wooden ships.
The Round Tower
The Round Tower is a beautiful round tower from the 17th century. Originally belonging to the Christian IV of Denmark, who would exercise his horses by walking them up the tower. The way that the light comes in through the windows is really beautiful. It was built to be an astronomical observatory to see the expansive views over Copenhagen.
The King's Gardens
The King's Garden is the oldest and most visited park in central Copenhagen. It was established in early 17th century to be private gardens for King Christian IV. The garden is home to the Royal Guards and the King's barracks.
Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park in Copenhagen. The park opened in 1943 and is the second oldest operating amusement park in the world.
With 4.6 million visitors in 2017, Tivoli is the second most popular seasonal amusement park in the world after Europa Park. It is also the most visited theme park in Scandinavia.
The Design Museum
The Danish Museum of Art and Design feautures work from Danish designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Jacob Jensen and Kaare Klint. The building was originally a hospital built in 1752 and transformed into a museum in the 1920s. The museum houses the biggest library for design in Scandinavia.
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen depicting a mermaid becoming human. The sculpture is placed on the top a rock by the water on a promenade next to the sea.
The statue is based on the fairytale The Little Mermaid by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the small and unimposing statue is now a iconic part of Copenhagen and is a major tourist attraction since being unveiled in 1913.
More of the beautiful, colourful houses of Nyhavn
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