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11-Jul-2017 00:42

It’s impossible to visit Copenhagen without visiting Nyhavn, a 17th century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in the heart of Copenhagen (some say it is the heart! Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, Nyhavn is lined with eye-popping 17th and early 18th century townhouses, the oldest dating from 1661, and is full to the brim with restaurants, bars, cafes and historical ships.

Housed in an old 17th century hospital, the museum features a large permanent collection of applied arts and crafts ranging from European and Asian textiles to Chinese ceramics, colonial furniture and 20 century design.

Interestingly, it was founded in 1888 by Carl Jacobsen, the son and founder of Carlsberg Breweries – now have to pint to that!

Walking is my favoured way to explore a city but I make an exception for a canal cruise along the pretty and colourful canals of Copenhagen.

The museum features original drawings and models of many of the furniture, as well as a lovely garden, café and shop.

Some of the rooms looked like they have been taken from the set of a Stanley Kubrick film , like this one below!Walking around the lake in Christiania, you can see many idiosyncratic constructions exemplifying modern ‘architecture without architects’ where residents either live or use as shops, as well as a variety of street art that adorns many of the buildings there.If you love Scandinavian design then this place is one of the best attractions in Copenhagen for you to visit.We visited again in the evening which felt particularly magical.

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