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Christiania

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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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Old hippy area of town

I have wanted to visit Christiana for many, many years. It was an old fort that the younger generation took over after the military moved out. It's an alternative lifestyle, free... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I was expecting something more alternative and with some hippie feelings, some art etc. But I did not feel this. Indeed, if you want to have your marijuana in peace or try to experiment that´s is the place for you. However, I saw many people who looked really sick and I saw couple guys hid their faces behind scarves, which... More 

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doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

They call it Freetown Christiania, is a mix of homemade houses, workshops, art galleries, music venues, cheap and organic eateries, It is a very interesting place, one of these places u can visit only if you are in Copenhagen. They have different kiosks selling different kinds of hash but you have to make sure not to take any pictures since... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

That place is like a another world. First things, its look like a tribble but than . Enjoy The time :)

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Boise, ID.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have wanted to visit Christiana for many, many years. It was an old fort that the younger generation took over after the military moved out. It's an alternative lifestyle, free thinkers if you will. There are some shops, they have a good bakery there and people sell trinkets, t shirts and things.

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Crawley UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So I went to visit Christiania as it is one of the popular tick boxes to complete whilst in Copenhagen. It is out of the league of a general tourist attraction. It's basically a hippy colony with lot of graffiti on the walls and hoodies selling marijuana. There's also a central stage where a local band was performing. Overall I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You get a different view of Copenhagen, and learn about the history. I recommend you take the free walking tour. You end up in an area close to Paper Island so make sure you stop there for food and drinks

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was told that Christiania was an idyllic place and a must see if you go to Copenhagen. I was a little dissapointed. We saw people who looked really sick. Some people hid their faces behind scarves. There was a lot of garbage and the whole place was scruffy. I didn't see any idyll and the whole place was just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely something different, open your eyes, mind and please take your time and just relax. Drink some beer, sit and eat something and talk to other people around.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of those places to go to so you can say you have been there. Seeing a bunch of hippies living a communal life and selling pot was not the highlight of the day.

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We read about Christiania, also known as Freetown before our trip to Copenhagen and thought it would be an interesting visit. We took a free walking tour that included a visit to Christiania. I was glad that we did it that way because we were provided with nice history of the neighborhood and knew what to expect. A major rule... More 

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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.