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Christiania

Address: Prinsesseg. and Badsmandsstr., Copenhagen, Denmark (Christianshavn)
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Copenhagen City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #73 of 205 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Biking
Fee: No
Owner description: This hippy enclave is an alternative community unto itself, with...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I know Denmark is a decent and democratic society but 'live and let live' must surely have a boundary? For heaven's sake - why is this vile filthy dump allowed? Surely a malign influence on the students in the schools next door and a blight on the local residents and community.

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Alberta
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting concept, not so comfortable vibe. The no pictures signs posted everywhere and the set-up gives the place a menacing and intense feeling. The things for sale (that I saw) were the same types of things you see at other markets and festival booths. Okay, yes people could buy weed there, but I think the coffee shop set-up in the... More 

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London, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Yes it's a bit hidden and yes there is weed there, but look passed it and see what has been accomplished. Great place to rent bikes and some terrific vegan restaurants.

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Muttenz, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The title actually says it all. This place is a treasure. I haven't even heard of it until I came to Copenhagen for 4 nights. I was just amazed by the way of living and by this so unknown culture especially compared to the rest of the city. Christiania is an autonomous community in the heart of Denmark's capital. People... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's... Interesting. I'm not into substance abuse, but still, Christiania town was an interesting place to see, for the traveler. It's perfectly safe, if you follow the three rules my Sandeman's tour guide Helia told us: 1. No photos in the main street 2. No running (causing panic) 3. You must have fun

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We wandered through the graffiti strewn walls into the "green light zone" if you like your drugs then you'll love it, vendors on the street hidden from view in hides, people openly smoking in the seating areas, not much in the way of artisan crafts, frankly wholly dissapointing, just go to your local drug dealer area and save yourself the... More 

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Asker, Akershus, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Whatever you do, DON'T miss Cristiania and the hippies. Alternative, full of colours, very special... You feel like you are in a totally different place on the earth...

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travelling
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Full of garbage and ramshackle lean-tos with people living/working out of them. Decent food, but otherwise I think next time we'll pass. Good example of the conditions found in breakaway societies, the people living there are 'free' so to speak, but living in squalor and filth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Not what I was expecting at all, a row of market stalls selling hash and loads of kids skateboarding. We heard loud hip-hop coming from a building, didn't see any bouncers/doorman so we went in. Inside was a skate bowl with a DJ in one corner and MCs' (I was extremely surprised). It was very crowded which made it interesting... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I rode my bike all through Christiania. I don't know why all the guide books mention this place. It is not worth the time even for those of us who were just curious about it. It was rather sketchy and dirty. Don't waste your time unless your goal is to buy weed.

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