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Address: Prinsesseg. and Badsmandsstr., Copenhagen, Denmark
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This hippy enclave is an alternative community unto itself, with local...

This hippy enclave is an alternative community unto itself, with local handicrafts and a disproportionate number of vegetarians, artists and young people. Go for a walk around the lake or check out one of the watering holes. Best to visit during the day.

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We walked around to check out the culture and see what all the fuss was about. We aren't into the drug scene or smoking so walked right past all the people taking advantage. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked around to check out the culture and see what all the fuss was about. We aren't into the drug scene or smoking so walked right past all the people taking advantage. We wondered around admiring the houses made from scraps and then were slightly confused from some in construction which were looking like completely modern brand new houses.... More 

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Thank JillCDN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A colourful and free life! This place looks mystical. I like these three simple rules which everybody should follow... Absolutely worth to visit!

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Thank Karolina J
Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Christiania is a hippie commune in Copenhagen founded in 1971. It's a lawless area, so weed, cookies or brownies are sold. It's full of wonderful street art and cheap food and drinks

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Thank Julia C
Tirana, Albania
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had hears a lot about this place and decided to pay a visit. It was a rainy day and maybe it was not a good day to visit a place like this. However it has a nice atmosphere. They sell weed in small wood houses and the guys who sell it cover their faces. This creates a disturbing situation.... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A pleasant stroll through with a different culture feeling. One important thing though. DON'T GET YOUR CAMERA OUT! Good view of the river aswell.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved this place and would definitely recommend, its really unique with kind of a grungy / artsy feel about it. Lovely for an afternoon stroll and a couple of drinks at one of the local bars. Tip: We heard from the locals that you shouldn't really wonder around here after dark as they don't have street lights.

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Thank BrittneeBree
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would suggest going here in the day if you are to go. It can be a bit shady in the evening. You will love the rules to christiania

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Thank Stephan O
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were expecting a lovely hippie commune with music playing, veggie food, handicrafts, children running around having fun. A colourful happy place. What we found was grey depressing nothingness. The is little to see there. Just a few shacks, rubbish everywhere and boring graffiti. It also had quite a weird vibe about it with mostly men wearing full face masks... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a 50-something hippy-leaning reviewer who believes prohibition on substance use is not the best way to spend taxes or help people adversely affected by substances, I assumed Christiania would be a good place to spend some tourist budget - which I mostly prefer to spend supporting communities than corporations. And as a tourist I have some professional interest in... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pictures of Christiana showed lovely painted buildings against a blue sky backdrop. What I saw was a collection of run down houses with graffiti, fortune-telling kiosks and booths for getting tattoos or acquiring "green leaves". The smell of cannabis was pervasive but I didn't mind that as its better than cigarette smell. We did speak to one Danish "Hippie" who... More 

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Christianshavn
Just across one of the many bridges from Indre By, you’ll find Christianshavn. An eclectic area with old brick lanes, houses dating back to the 16th century, and canals which are home to many boats and ships, some of which has been turned into restaurants or even serve as fully furnished homes. The best known attraction in Chistianshavn is Christiania, a “free town” of residents who squat on a former military area. However just a stone’s throw away from Christiania, you’ll find some of the most fashionable waterfront apartment buildings in Copenhagen as well as the splendid Royal Opera House.