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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
Fee: No
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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 what you'd expect from a commune that has separated itself from the city. It's a very easy going place although the sellers on Pusher St are quite intimidating in balaclavas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Just what you'd expect from a commune that has separated itself from the city. It's a very easy going place although the sellers on Pusher St are quite intimidating in balaclavas behind camouflage mesh. The atmosphere is very relaxed probably because everyone is smoking weed but if that's what you're into then it's a Mecca for you. There are some... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

It was different to say the least. Your not allowed to take pictures and no running as you walk through. I found the Commune to be quite dirty, although it was good for a look and to say ive been there.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

People there are not friendly.Dirty place. Saw drugs. We did not have fun touring this area of the city. We enjoyed everywhere else in Copenhagen.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Perhaps not an area to be visited as an independent visitor but with a tour guide and to understand the history of this location was very interesting to the lifestyle of the residents. Trafalgar tour guide provided so much information and knowledge.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I do not agree with the writers here who say there is nothing to see. I never touched drugs in my life but found it funny to see those losers selling it while having a mask over their face. Great free music too in a place called Operaen (not thé Opera ofcourse!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Stepping into Christiania is stepping into a different world. It is completely different from the rest of Copenhagen. The distinct smell of weed and the colorful wall arts are everywhere. It is a nice walk and a few interesting stores, but some corners of the place can be a little sketchy. There are some pretty strict rules--like no cameras/pictures/even phones... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Christiana is a commune started in the early 70s when some hippies squatted in an abandoned building. At the time, the land had little value and nobody cared. Over time, the commune spread and the land became very valuable, but it continues as a collective. It is self governing and residents build houses but do not own the land. When... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Go with an open mind. The atmosphere is like a music festival - smiley, happy people and music. A beautiful lake to sit and picnic around. Bars, cafes, stalls and stage area. Lots of things to explore; bright, colourful people and buildings. Great graffitti. The green zone is great for smokers. Relaxed and friendly. The first rule of Christiania is-... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I do not understand why there are positive reviews on tripadvisor: perhaps I have missed the nice part of this place. I only saw a dirty and badly kept place where you can see people queuing to buy some drugs from guys with covered face yelling at tourists taking pics. Don't waste your time to arrive to this place. Copenhagen... More 

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Place has a lot of hype and it worth a10 minute walk through - but that is about it. Messy and smelly - not much cool art. Many many stalls selling dope of many kinds. And many young adults smoking dope and drinking. A relative bore - not an interesting hippie colony.

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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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