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Nyhavn picture in Copenhagen
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Hans Christian Andersen Home picture in Copenhagen
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Situated in the central Indre By neighborhood, this bustling area once served as Copenhagen's commercial port. Today, the region features a variety of eateries inside its restored homes, some of which were built in the late 1600s. In fact, a few famous artists and writers formerly lived in Nyhavn, including Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm (a painter and engraver best known for his Copenhagen depictions) and Hans Christian Andersen (who penned fairy tales like "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling."

Previous visitors loved grabbing a drink or bite to eat in Nyhavn, although some cautioned that prices here are high. Additionally, several raved about the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which takes place in Nyhavn every July. Many past travelers also recommended signing up for one of the area's canal tours with Stromma Denmark or Netto-Badene. Both operators' tours are available in English, last about an hour and depart daily from Nyhavn. Stromma Danmark's tours cost 80 Danish kroner (roughly $13) for adults and 40 kroner (approximately $6.50) for kids ages 6 to 15, while Netto-Badene's tours will set you back 8 euros (about $10) per adult and 3 euros (less than $4) for each child.

Nyhavn itself is free to visit 24 hours a day. You can get to the area by metro (via Kongens Nytorv station), bus (the No. 66 route is the most direct) or on foot from top attractions like Christiansborg Palace, the National Museum of Denmark and the Round Tower. To learn more, visit Nyhavn's official website.

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#1 Nyhavn Situated in the central Indre By neighborhood, this bustling area once served as Copenhagen's commercial port. Today, the region features a variety of eateries inside its restored homes, some ... Read more » MissPassionPhotography / iStock / Getty Images

#2 Walking Tours Copenhagen's relatively small size and concentration of noteworthy sights in the central Indre By district make it easy to explore on foot. Available walking tours range from food-focused experiences with ... Read more » Christian Kober / robertharding / Getty Images

#3 Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot) Though you'll have to trek 32 miles north of Copenhagen to reach Kronborg Castle, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed structure in Helsingør can't be missed. Built in 1574, this ... Read more » Peter Zelei Images / Getty Images

#4 Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot) Located on Castle Island in Copenhagen's Indre By neighborhood, Christiansborg Palace houses offices for Denmark's queen, Parliament and prime minister. Rebuilt in 1928 after the two former palaces ... Read more » Kateryna Negoda / Getty Images

#5 Rosenborg Castle Located west of Frederiksstaden, Rosenborg Castle was constructed during the Dutch Renaissance and completed in 1633 by King Christian IV. Today, visitors can see how the royal lived during that time ... Read more » Rainer Mirau / Getty Images

#6 National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) The National Museum of Denmark is considered one of Europe's best museums. It presents the broad spectrum of the country's history – from the days of the Vikings to ... Read more » Lonely Planet / Getty Images

#7 Church of Our Saviour (Vor Frelsers Kirke) One of Denmark's most iconic religious sites is the Church of Our Saviour in Christianshavn. Built in the 1680s and opened in 1696, this Palladian-style church was designed by ... Read more » krugli / iStock / Getty Images

#8 The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) One of Copenhagen's most iconic attractions is its Little Mermaid statue. Located in Østerbro just south of Langelinie, the neighborhood's pier, the statue is based on the ... Read more » Morten Falch Sortland / Getty Images

#9 Round Tower (Rundetaarn) Located a few blocks north of Strøget in downtown Copenhagen, the Round Tower, completed in 1642, is one of the city's many landmarks built during King Christian IV's reign ... Read more » mikeinlondon / iStock / Getty Images

#10 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek If you're a fan of art and archaeology, then you'll love perusing Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek's exhibits. Founded in 1888, this museum and research institute houses more than ... Read more » Richard Cummins / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images

#11 Tivoli Gardens Located just inside Indre By's southwestern boundary – a short walk from Strøget – is Tivoli Gardens. First opened in 1843, this property is now one of Europe's most ... Read more » Charlie Harding / robertharding / Getty Images

#12 Strget Situated in Indre By between H. C. Andersens Boulevard and King's New Square, Strøget is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe and Copenhagen's largest shopping area ... Read more » Yadid Levy / robertharding / Getty Images

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Photography buffs will love visiting Nyhavn. Here, you can snap photos of colorful buildings, boats and more. MissPassionPhotography / iStock / Getty Images

Many walking tours in Copenhagen start outside noteworthy sights like Amalienborg Palace. Christian Kober / robertharding / Getty Images

You'll find the Renaissance-style Kronborg Castle 32 miles north of Copenhagen in Helsingør. Peter Zelei Images / Getty Images

Part-government office building, part-former royal residence, Christiansborg Palace impresses visitors with its gorgeous architecture and informative exhibits. Kateryna Negoda / Getty Images

Rosenborg Castle once served as the residence for Danish royal King Christian IV. Rainer Mirau / Getty Images

For everything from mummies to early Danish artifacts, peruse the exhibits at the National Museum of Denmark. Lonely Planet / Getty Images

The Church of Our Saviour features Palladian-style architecture dreamed up by Danish architect Lambert van Haven. krugli / iStock / Getty Images

Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Little Mermaid statue has sat on Copenhagen's waterfront since 1913. Morten Falch Sortland / Getty Images

Finished in 1642, the Round Tower stands 118 feet tall. mikeinlondon / iStock / Getty Images

As you walk up to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, you'll notice a few sculptures, including two green-hued lion statues. Richard Cummins / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images

Tivoli Gardens is home to various gardens, including some with elaborate structures and water features. Charlie Harding / robertharding / Getty Images

Strøget is Copenhagen's main shopping thoroughfare. Yadid Levy / robertharding / Getty Images

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