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Christiania

Neighborhood: Christianshavn
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Address: Prinsesseg. and Badsmandsstr., Copenhagen, Denmark
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Biking
Description: 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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Have Fun, Don't Run, No Cameras

That's the official motto of this neighborhood, so make sure to turn off your cameras or the locals will make you. Founded in the 1970s by hippy squatters in an abandoned area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
218 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

That's the official motto of this neighborhood, so make sure to turn off your cameras or the locals will make you. Founded in the 1970s by hippy squatters in an abandoned area, this district is now one of the priciest real estates in Copenhagen. The attempt to form a utopia turned into a free-spirited establishment with funky houses and open... More 

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Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

86 acres "hippie" settlement free from the laws of the rest of the world. Good way to see how other societies function and survive. Good food at reasonable prices, compared to the rest of Copenhagen. If you are so inclined, cannabis is readily available from any of the dozen or so street vendors.

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

By far this is a must see if you want to experience a great example of an alternative lifestyle. Remember no photos.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Busy with tourists and rather seedy but still interesting to see how people have made this their community. Atmosphere decidedly changed and became a bit sinister as we entered Pusher Street. Market stalls a bit tacky.

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Riga, Latvia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

And by shady I mean dodgy, sketchy, rough etc. My brother and I walked round and hoped that the drunkards wouldn't single us out as being non-local. I feel it's come a long way since the hippy-culture that it apparently grew out of - and nowadays it reminds me of that weird end of the music festival where the come-down... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Christiania began some 40 years ago when an unused military barracks area was overtaken by the locals, and put up tents for their kids in a proper 'squatter' action to have this large unused area utilized by the local area. Having gone through twists and turns since, with what can be seen as the last remains of a provo hippie... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Interesting place to visit, would suggest going with someone who lives there, otherwise can make you a bit nervous passing through their main streets if you do not understand the language. There is a beautiful canal with ducks and swans around them.

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is the well known hippie place. If it wasn't for the graffiti it would be quite anonymous, except Pusher Street. Pusher Street is just what is sounds like, people selling drugs. They do it behind camouflage nets with their faces covered. In a way it was cool to see this place as it's very famous. On the other hand... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Discover your inner hippy. The atmosphere is chilled to say the least. Even on pusher street the dealers are helpful and informative. Desperate to find out which football team you support when they recognise a British accent.

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Salt Lake City
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite spots in Copenhagen is this "hippy village". Being a bit conservative I was a bit suspect whether it would be worth the walk. The buildings are colorfully decorated with graffiti. I came taking pictures and was told twice to put a lens cap on because photos were not allowed. There is "Pushers Street" which is exactly... More 

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