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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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Unusual place.

Don't go alone or at night as there is a slight element here. I know there is a complex history to the place but walking passed groups of homeless people and gangs of young men... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You dont see this anywhere in the world - unique!!! Go for the vegan organic restaurant and the playground

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Thank Christian G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Christiania is changing.It is becoming a bit more mainstream every time I go back. Lots of artists working. Ecco friendly community.No cars! Colorful and different. Make sure NOT to photograph drug transactions nor startle the dealers. They definitely do NOT like it. The rest is ok to document. Still remember you are visiting somebody's neighbourhood. Take a walk towards the... More 

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Thank Moraia T
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was there in winter and experienced a place of anarchy; on the pusher street everybody is selling drugs; nothing you really need to see.

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Thank HerrFranzKaiser
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It shows a lack of imagination that a self-proclaimed independent neighbourhood only uses its unique status to sell cannabis and nothing else. I'm not into drugs so there's really nothing to do here, and photos are very, very explicitly not permitted on pusher street. I felt somewhat intimidated by the hooded merchants watching me as I walked by. There were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go alone or at night as there is a slight element here. I know there is a complex history to the place but walking passed groups of homeless people and gangs of young men made me nervous and I was with my husband. Worth a quick look though.

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Thank N0mad79
San Francisco, California
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been here years ago and felt I didn't get to experience it. Tonight some colleagues and I decided to go and see if we could find a bar for a beer. We landed at Loppen and saw a live act, and it was pretty good! Bartenders are nice and they accept credit cards. As it was night, I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

whilst we were advised by the hotel not to visit Christiana, we still went. Its a previous army base now run by what can only be described as current day hippies. They have their own rules and laws, and are very relaxed on cannabis being sold openly along " Pusher street" There are amazing murals on many of the buildings,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a good place to be visited . A pure organic hippie commune. People are so peaceful and welcoming . A beautiful place of 84 acres . They are so vibrant and beautiful . Christiania have some rules which we have to follow as we respect the whole idea . If you are into green herb 🌿 this place is... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of four adults. We were told to experience Christiania's quirkiness so had a nice walk around the area during the day. There's a beautiful lake and stage area which I'm sure are a great experience in the summer months. We went on a Sunday morning so there were a few stalls and cafes selling tea/coffee snacks... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was going to be a place that would inspire people to be different but it was like looking at a festival ground after a festival... dirty, messy.. unkept.... this can be missed.. and sadly disappointed..

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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.
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