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“A slice of life unlike most others”
Review of Christiania

Christiania
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$20.01*
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Alternative Tour Copenhagen
Ranked #87 of 395 things to do in Copenhagen
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Fee: No
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 November 8, 2013

If you are unfamiliar with Christiania, you must visit for some friendly, quasi-legal drug tourism. There's no where else I know of that can boast a freetown enclave like Copenhagen, and you should not be afraid to drop in and see what's up. Don't expect to be greeted warmly, and there are fairly strict rules of comportment you must respect when inside the boundaries -- NO CAMERAS. There's an open air dope and hash market as soon as you step in, and you roll where you can, usually by the set of picnic tables. The spirit of this place is a little utopian, a little anarchic, but unless you're a member of the community, don't expect to get fully immersed in it. Just take pleasure in scanning what a truly liberal experience looks like. It's gorgeous and refreshing.

NB: I do not smoke the stuff. I'm just a fan of alternative community scenarios.

1  Thank BillScurry
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

The place is filthy, inhabited by some odd people who are less than desirable and my family (girls - 12 and 15) felt a little threatened. I wouldn't rush back. Spend more time elsewhere.

Thank Adam B
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Yes worth a visit . The other reviews describe it well. Worth seeing because its different but a depressed air to the place. Don't expect too much but it is so close to metro and boat and 2a bus route makes visiting easy.

1  Thank Dublintraveller051
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We went to Christiania this evening and what a seedy place it is! I have never seen big bags of marijuana before or large slabs of resin type stuff except on the television. It was an experience I suppose. It was easy to find as you just followed everyone else when you got off the metro. It was obvious that the rest of Copenhagen went there to get their supplies! There were some stalls selling marijuana. They even sold ready rolled. They seemed quite expensive but then what do I know.

There were big bonfires in old oil drums and lots of men who looked stoned standing around smoking. There are very few lights so it was a bit spooky but it was interesting I suppose. Some other stalls sold all the usual paraphernalia that they sell in Amsterdam.

It's so easy to get around the city so why not pop over for a visit.

Thank Trudiwr
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Christiania is a most interesting area comprised of artists and free spirits. It is much like taking a trip back to the 60's.

1  Thank JACKIECHARLOTTE
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