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Christiania

Prinsesseg. and Badsmandsstr., Copenhagen, Denmark (Christianshavn)
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As featured in 3 days in Copenhagen
Ranked #58 of 205 attractions in Copenhagen
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Biking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Christania or by danish slang 'Øen' or 'Staden ' Christiania has about 500 000 visitors yearly and is the third greatest tourist attraction in... more »
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Finedon, Northamptonshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The old area of Christiania - I remember reading many years ago about this 'free' area of Copenhagen and it's drug use and hippie scene. Well some bits are still there as are the tourists but it was fun strolling round seeing the 'Green Area' and smelling that particular pungent scent in the air at the cafe's with the mainly... More

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Oxford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Just been to Copenhagen for a week. Amazing weather and amazing vibe walking through christiania. The water looked great and there was a live band playing. Bought a share from the shop and spoke to a really helpful girl called tanja. Definitely recommend a walkabout.

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I went here with my parents and 15 year old brother. I briefed them beforehand on where I was taking them so they wouldn't be shocked. I don't get the bad rep Christiania receives on here. The colors of the buildings, the artwork was all so creative. You don't have to agree with their way of life to appreciate those... More

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Otley West Yorkshire
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103 reviews 103 reviews
58 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were nearby so ventured in. The first smell that hit us was spray paint, when that faded then it was cannabis. Who would have thought it. This was properly a great idea when it started by the motives of some of those I saw there might not be the same as the founders. If you have time on your... More

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La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for something new rather than normal sightseeing to see in the cities, this is the place to go. It is very unique and different from what copenhagen has to offer itself. The best way to know? See it for yourself :)

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a very different look at Copenhagen and life in general. Apart from what others say, you must do the tour. The place would look like a messy dump if you don't get the history. Nina gives good look through the place with commentary along the way. No where have I seen that this was a free tour and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I'm personally happy that I went through the neighborhood, because there are very few places in the world that are like Christiania. It should take about 30 minutes only. However, if you are very limited on time, there are other sites in Copenhagen that should be seen first. (Also, make sure to get a poster from there! They sell them... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A lovely green oasis near the city. I have to admire the 1000 residents of this area who have kept this place real for 40 years or so. It is an exercise in anti-capitalism and bringing out the creative spirit in us that is so often deadened by our material world. I loved all the interesting buildings these peeps have... More

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We went to Christiana through the free walking tours and it is an experience. I would not bring a family here. It's strange that you can 'tour' the area, but it is different. We felt safe during the daytime. Bring cash to buy something from their vendors. Christiana is worth a visit, just to see something different.

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Reading this was an area taken over decades ago to become a place of "freedom" I expected this to be colourful, peace loving and very relaxed. Instead I thought it had a very sad aura, with a few occupants clearly not welcoming. One "musician" was dolefully strumming a guitar and when we walked past he spat audibly presumably because we... More

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