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Freetown Christiania

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Thomas
Thomas
January 13, 2020
Christiania is the so-called free-state of Copenhagen. Back in the 60s hippies moved into the barren barracks and they have stayed there since then creating a little piece of paradise where free spirits roam and everyone from near and far comes to enjoy both amazing art, music, food and other…
Camilla
Camilla
December 26, 2019
Unique village with rules of their own. Nice food and craft shops. You can also take a walk around the lake.
Amalie
Amalie
December 12, 2019
This place is really fun to visit. Christiana is a free town independent from Copenhagen and it gives a whole other experience.
Johannes
Johannes
December 11, 2019
Must see in Copenhagen. The atmosphere is completely different as soon as you walk in. It is like walking back in history. It is safe to be there, but make sure to go during the day.
Agnes Tine
Agnes Tine
December 6, 2019
"Christiania" is the free town in Copenhagen. It is a beautiful area in Copenhagen with small tree houses surrounded by beautiful natur. Forty years ago, squatters in Copenhagen set up the “free zone” of Christiania inside an old military base. The main drag is now a drug market called Pusher…

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