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Nyhavn, the most visited street in Copenhagen and probably in whole Denmark. Starting from an old anchor at Kongens Nytorv, the street is lined with many small bars and restaurants facing out to a picturesque harbour. Nyhavn was built by King Christian V in the 1670s, and it once had a bad reputation on account of the concentration of sailors living in the neighborhood. The oldest building still standing is from 1681, at number 9. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived in Nyhavn for some years.

In warmer weather people fill every available table in the outdoors seating area in front of every restaurant. And even in cooler weather the heartier types sit outdoors with a beer and a blanket, provided by the restaurant on each seat, over their legs. While not extremely expensive, the restaurants are not cheap. Less formal seating is on the edge of the harbour with bring-your-own beer. It is not uncommon to see groups of young people sitting along the waterfront with beer, enjoying the sunshine, the crowds and the street entertainment.

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