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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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Just because it is a part of a reality

This small village in Christianshaven is characteristic and therefore you must go and visit it. My suggestion is to take a quick look, preferably during the morning. You will find... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Silvia D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free city made an indelible impression on me. In a good way. It is difficult to describe in words. Better to see once.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This small village in Christianshaven is characteristic and therefore you must go and visit it. My suggestion is to take a quick look, preferably during the morning. You will find here a lot of "artists", mostly of who are hippie. My impression is that is a sort of place where all people who would else ruin the order and cleanness... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just riding through the area on our bikes was very peaceful and reminded me of a modern day commune. BUT, turn down this one street and seeing all the illegale drugs you can buy off the street in little kiosks was appalling. Some dealers were even wearing "masks" as to not be recognized and turned into the law. Don't know... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was so intrigued about Christiania, but disappointed by the number of gawkers looking for something illicit. This is an interesting experiment, but I'm not sure what to think of it now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I accidentally discovered Christiana by following a running path opposite the canals. There was a surprising change in architecture and art in conjunction with an increase in tourist crossings. I popped up over the berm and found a fascinating region, perfect for artistic photography. Everywhere you look, there's an intriguing angle, color, structure, or broken instrument. It's an artists' haven.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Funky part of Copenhagen where laws don't seem to apply and if you're game, you can buy lots of "stuff" you can't get at the average tourist spot. (Not my thing but have at it). We wandered through the commune extensively and found a local artist who is terrific. Well worth the stop for modern/expressionist type work. He goes by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked there because it is one of the famous attractions in Copenhagen. I am not sure it is worth it: dirty and not much to look at. They sell pot openly, may be this is what attracting some people, but we are from the US and in our state marijuana is legal and is sold in upscale stores in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is so manty kind of people..tourists.....local young guys....and artistic type.....you are thinking about the 60`.....all kind of cosy houses.....colors...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of talking about this place, honestly if you're in for a freak show that's the place to go. So many ways to express yourself and to protest against society... Not sure about safety after dark btw.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old Place With no changes for the last decades. Still open sale of narcotic in the street, but safe and ok at least during daytime.

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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.