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Nissen may refer to:
- a creature in Norse mythology, see Tomte
- a Danish patronymic surname meaning "son of Nis" (Danish short form of Nicholas)
- a building shaped like a tube cut in half along the middle and made from corrugated iron sheets, see Nissen hut
- The Nissen Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Nissen fundoplication - surgery
People named Nissen include:
- Georg Nikolaus von Nissen (1761–1826), Danish diplomat and writer, known as a biographer of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Sönke Nissen (1870–1923), German industrialist and philanthropist.
- Peter Norman Nissen (1871–1930), Canadian mining engineer.
- Hans-Hermann Nissen (1893-1980), German bass-baritone
- Rudolph Nissen (1896–1981), German surgeon and inventor of the Nissen fundoplication.
- George Nissen (1914-2010) inventor of the modern Trampoline
- Hans Joerg Nissen (born 1935), German archaeologist.
- Henry Nissen (born 1948 as Henry Nissenbaum), German/Australian boxer of the 1970s
- Steven E. Nissen (born 1949), heart specialist and chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
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