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“Christiania: The Haight Asbury of Copenhagen”
Review of Christiania

Christiania
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Ranked #42 of 394 things to do in Copenhagen
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Tucked into a compound in the midst of the city, and a stop on the main bus line as well as the Hop On Hop Off bus, this special combination of a utopian society and ode to the 60's is special. The open use of non addictive drugs including pot and hash is the rationale behind this artistic and free style community. Colorful murals abound. Tie died and similar clothing boutiques offer affordable and interesting garb. Restaurants, mainly with Greek fare, are well priced and popular. The residents have their own social/political format. Numerous gardens dot the various living spaces. Those who wish to partake can purchase grass and hash from street vendors and enjoy on the picnic benches under the shade trees. Narcotics (cocaine...heroin etc.) are NOT permitted. Signs detail that anyone found using narcotic drugs will be expelled. The use of cameras in the drug free zone within Christiania is not allowed and vigorously policed. Going to Copenhagen and missing Christiania would be a big miss. In much the way Greenwich Village helps define New York, or Soho London, Christiania is a special part of Copenhagen.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

There is only a small portion of the site that is maybe more offensive or intimidating to some, i.e. the ''Green Light district'' where the residents sell pot, etc, otherwise Chrisiania is home to some quirky houses and very green walking paths and a river. As long as visitors respect the simple rules of the place, no pictures and running, there should be no trouble. We visited during the day and found the walk interesting, but nothing more.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place is in a 60's time warp. While squatters live here, visitors will find mostly stands selling souvenirs and the smell of marijuana wafting through the air. It's also interesting that while the outside boundary is delineated by a large brick structure, inside the walls there is mostly foliage and dirt paths of various kinds. We went during the morning, but it might be advisable to visit this unusual anachronism later in the day when its denizens might be more awake. In case you have any fear of this place, be advised that the surrounding neighborhoods are nice and seemingly peaceful with a nursery school and many children directly across one of the streets and peaceful docks with sailboats within easy walking distance.

3  Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

For an outsider this place can be scary if you havn't been around drugs. Think its a must-see just to be able to say you've been there.

Plus:
Atmosphere
Cool giftshop
Not as scary as you think

Minus:
Can't think of anything. What you see is what you get.

Thank thefoodstudent
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Friendly people, lovely cafe. Relaxing atmosphere. Bought some nice fresh organic fruits there too. Its within walking distance to Church of our Saviour.

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