Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafés and restaurants. The canal harbours many historical wooden ships.
During the making of the film, the waterfront was transformed into a 1920s fish market.
The city's most famous resident, fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, lived at numbers 18, 20 and 67.
When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.