The canal is also packed with old wooden ships which create an unforgettable maritime atmosphere. Walking down these streets you can feel like a time-traveler who returned to 1780-1810 when Nyhavn was the main center of ship-trade in Copenhagen.
Apart from the colorful old houses on both sides of the canal the quay is now a bustling pedestrian street with dozens of various restaurants, pubs and cozy cafés. For this reason Nyhavn is also called "The longest outdoor bar in Scandinavia".
It is also a very inspiring place, thus it’s no surprise that the famous fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen lived here for most of his life and wrote many of his world-famous stories.
Thus, when in Copenhagen don’t forget to stroll down the magnificent quays of Nyhavn!