Nyhavn | Copenhagen, Denmark

Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark at sunset. The colorful gabled houses during a summers evening

During our visit in the Danish capital Copenhagen we were exceptionally lucky with our accommodation, which was right next to the famous waterfront promenade Nyhavn. This allowed us to watch and be part of the hustle and bustle amongst the colorful facades at all hours of the day and night.

A photograph of a typical warm summer 

Originally the branch canal Nyhavn was trenched in 1673 to connect the marketplace Kongens Nytorv to the busy port of Copenhagen in order to boost the trade. Even though Nyhavn never went on to be a big port, due to its limited size and capacity it still led to a lot of businessmen settling down along the promenade. The typical colorful gabled houses were mostly built in the 18th and 19th century and are one of the most important sights in the Danish capital today.

But they are not only worth to be looked at, but also to be experienced – the many restaurants, dance clubs and pubs are a very popular place to meet and enjoy life, especially in the summer. The photograph shows one of those typical warm summer evenings in one of the most popular districts in Copenhagen. With a cold Carlsberg in front of this popular postcard view it is easy to enjoy the last rays of the golden sun while the evening dies down.

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