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Address: Prinsesseg. and Badsmandsstr., Copenhagen, Denmark
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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We went to visit here because of it's well-known no rule city reputation. For the very first time in my life, I knew how weed smells like. I would consider it as a nice experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to visit here because of it's well-known no rule city reputation. For the very first time in my life, I knew how weed smells like. I would consider it as a nice experience as the fact that it is totally different from rest of Copenhagen.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In contrast to Copenhagen Christiana is a dump, garbage everywhere, no maintenance, partially started construction areas. I realize it is a social experiment similar those present in the 60's, but the results are not for me. Felt safe but was not tempted to eat or stay for very long. Have a look if u wish and have time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was very sad to see that the main building was closed for renovations during our visit. Saw the houseboats that are being used as year round homes on a canal tour. Many of them are tied together.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Possibly most famous for its open cannabis trade on Pusher Street, by masked and scarf faced nervous sales staff, packed shoulder to shoulder like the fragrance and cosmetic associates plugging their pitches and wares at Macy’s. It’s all a bit perplexing. Trespassers, homeless, the hippies and squatters, have collectively won the lottery. They have been allowed to purchase this property... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The 'alternative tour' (walking) of Copenhagen gives some insight into the more unusual parts of Copenhagen. Our guide was full of local knowledge and took us to the red light district, Christiania and some little known local facts about local breweries.

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Thank JulieAM21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very SPECIAL moment too see in real life how the christiania pepole think and the rest of denmark. IT was a very safe week and respect is the Word you are gonna Come longest with in copenhagen. Love from norway to all of the Christiania pepole

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved visiting this colourful and eclectic area. A good alternative place to visit without feeling at all threatening. Gives a good contrast to other parts of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an interesting social phenomena to build your own perspective about. Worth seeing if you are in Copenhagen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extremely interesting place, where hippies live in a close and separated community. The history behind is really interesting as well. Definitely a place where you can feel how different from each other people can be. There, you can buy a lot of things and all of them are made of weed. Do not try to take photos at the Pusher... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That's a district, which used to be a hippie place, nowadays it is more like meeting point for those disappointed with Danish approach to life. Worth seeing because there aren't many places like that in the world - moreover, the contrast is amazing.

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Christianshavn
Just across one of the many bridges from Indre By, you’ll find Christianshavn. An eclectic area with old brick lanes, houses dating back to the 16th century, and canals which are home to many boats and ships, some of which has been turned into restaurants or even serve as fully furnished homes. The best known attraction in Chistianshavn is Christiania, a “free town” of residents who squat on a former military area. However just a stone’s throw away from Christiania, you’ll find some of the most fashionable waterfront apartment buildings in Copenhagen as well as the splendid Royal Opera House.