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Christiania

Prinsesseg. and Badsmandsstr., Copenhagen, Denmark (Christianshavn)
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As featured in 3 days in Copenhagen
Ranked #60 of 207 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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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

a great place to chill out after a day in the city, especially on a sunny day. A part from the "obvious" attractions, here I had the best hamburger I ever tried in my life :)

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Aveiro, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Christiania is alternative world. Very safe to go to, very good to have a snack of lunch, very insightful to have a nice conversation with people from all over the world you can find there.

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denver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Took a short bike ride over to Christiania from the center of Copenhagen. This is a town that appears to be a giant hippie commune with lots of vagabond types. Like the typical US hippie, the folks were friendly and accommodating. Lots of boarded up windows, make shift businesses, colorful murals, crazy architecture and of course plenty of dope smoking.... More

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Earth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Christiania, the hippie commune full of interesting dwellings, gardens, animals, and workshops was a very cool place to visit. I was less excited about the "Green Light District" - a sort of carnival midway for marijuana. It just felt so commercialized and trashy, especially in contrast with the relative wholesomeness of the residential part.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We first visited 30 years ago when this was an inspiring and exciting place. We've just visited with our own children and would never return. It was scruffy and dirty, felt unsafe and was full of drug users

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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I walked through this neighborhood twice during my stay in Copenhagen. Once was early afternoon on a weekday and the other was late at night on a weekend and I had drastically different impressions. During my day visit I strolled around and noticed fewer people out and about. Everybody was working or cleaning or doing something. You really get a... More

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Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It´s special, for this part of Europe. For the openminded backpackers, the weed-smokers and the looking for something different kind of people among us - this is a place you really have to experience. Remember that Christiania is more than just pusher-street, a lot more. My favorite is a walk around the lake and among the strange architecture. They also... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Billed as "free living", the notices of "no photography" with subtle threats led to a belief there was something to hide there. In fact, it's a bit of a dump! Strange food establishments and bars that seem to be without any hygiene standards, unlike the rest of pristine Copenhagen, abound. The buildings are in need of repair, or most likely,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took the guided tour (which is offered at 3 pm every day, near the front entrance -- just show up and look around) for about 30 kr a person. The tour guide had lived in the same building in Christiania for 34 years and certainly knew all the ins and outs of the community. He also did a good... More

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Palermo, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Friendly atmosphere. Just relax and make some new friends. Believe it or not this place never sleeps, I've been here in August 2014.

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