Christian IV of Denmark16th century

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Originally, Nyhavn was a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. The area was packed with sailors, ladies of pleasure, pubs and alehouses.

Today the beautiful old houses have been renovated and restaurants dominate the old port. Nyhavn is filled with people enjoying the relaxed atmosphere by the canal, jazz music and great food.

Hans Christian Andersen's Nyhavn

The famous Danish fairytale writer, Hans Christian Andersen, used to live in no. 20. This is where he wrote the fairy-tales 'The Tinderbox', 'Little Claus and Big Claus', and 'The Princess and the Pea'. He also lived twenty years in no. 67 and two years in no. 18.


  • Title: Nyhavn
  • Creator: Christian IV of Denmark
  • Date Created: 16th century
  • Location Created: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Art Form: Attraction
  • Photographer: Thomas Høyrup Christensen

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