Nyhavn lane is the social life in Copenhagen. Restaurants and cafes lined up in rows, boat tours on the canal, benches where you can sit with your drink, shops and shops, jazz music you will hear in the background will show you that Nyhavn is the heart of Copenhagen.
Nyhavn means New Port in Turkish. Hans Christian Andersen, the author of the fairy tales we will all know when it comes to Tales from Andersen, lived in Nyhavn for 18 years. The area still has an atmosphere that evokes fairy tales with its wooden ships moored in the harbor and colorful buildings dating from the 1600s lined up side by side like toys. Building number 20, where Andersen lived, is one of Nyhavn’s must-see places. It is known that the author also lived in buildings 18 and 67. Andersen wrote his most beautiful fairy tales in these houses.
Another important house in Nyhavn is building number 9. This building was built in 1681 and has remained intact and in its original form until today.
As for the history of the region, it was built by King Christian V in 1670-1673. Although it maintained its importance in the field of maritime transportation and trade until the 1900s, the increasing size of the ships transformed the port into a port of secondary importance, where only small ships visited after a point. Nyhavn carries its importance in the history of shipping to the present day with the ships that can be visited as a museum and the Mindeankeret, or Anchor Monument, dedicated to sailors who lost their lives.
The architectural award-winning Royal Theater designed on the water is another place you should see. Opened in 2008, the theater feels as if it is floating in water.
Art enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the Copenhagen Opera House either. Built in 2005 with a capacity of 1700 people, this building has 14 floors. As such, it is among the most special opera houses in the world.