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Christiania

Prinsesseg. and Badsmandsstr., Copenhagen, Denmark (Christianshavn)
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$32*
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Copenhagen City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #66 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Biking
Fee: No
Owner description: This hippy enclave is an alternative community unto itself, with...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Biking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Unless you are in the Hippie mode, this place does not fall under the list of must-visit places ... A small community which decided on its own that it does not want to live under Danish law, and went ahead accordingly. You walk into an area of haphazardly built structures and buildings with the most amazing graffiti on it ...... More 

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Orangeville, Pennsylvania
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We kinda stumbled onto this with really no intentions to go, but it was defiantly something else. I expected it to be more environmental but it was more stoners and smoking weed and selling than anything else. Isn't a place for kids.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Very dirty neighbourhood. Some people smoke otherwise illegal staff in a very unpleasant places. Looks like the back streets of every poor neighbourhood in the western world. Nothing there is romantic.

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Chardon, Ohio
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Lived here for 8 months in the early 70's in it's first year. Spent a whole winter there. Haven't been back since about 1975. It has really changed. Pretty commercial now and more of a neighborhood than the free styled fun place it used to be. Pretty unwelcoming compared to what it was. Lots of trash about and more of... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Christiania is a very unique place. Home to lots of sociatys rejects and others vith different lifestyles and valubles than most. If you can come to a guided tour of the place. Then youll geth the most of what this unique place stands for. Both the good and the bads.

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is an unpleasant and uneasy place. It should not be promoted as a tourist attraction as its occupants made it extremely clear that tourists are unwelcome. Got yelled at a few times. I saw some large wild dogs running around and wonder whether dog attacks are common. Garbage, faeces and general filth is everywhere. Stay away.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

If you want weed then go to Christiania. If not then there isn't much else to do. An uncomfortable place (with a distinct hash smell) that reminded me more of a grotto more than anything else. It is definitely trying to bring in tourist money with shops and cafes dispersed throughout

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Good atmosphere, amazing concept! This is a must see for anyone visiting Copenhagen. Entirely different to anywhere else I've been in Europe.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Don't understand some saying creepy and scary. Loved it here, went three times during a visit to copenhagen. The people that live here are friendly, did not once feel intimidated, great culture. And an amazing little vegetarian and vegan restaurant.

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Jyllinge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you happen to be in Copenhagen in December, get out of the dreary dark weather and visit the Christmas Market - Julemarkedet - in The Grey Hall - Den Grå Hal. This year smoking (of any kind!) was outside. Open from 2 to 8 pm. It is a bit crowded, but the small booths have an amazing array of... More 

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