Christiania. Copenhagen.

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Freetown Christiania (Fristaden Christiania or Staden, map), is an intentional community and commune of about 850 to 1,000 residents, covering 7.7 hectares (19 acres) in the Danish capital city of Copenhagen.

There are hundreds of buildings on Christiania, in all sorts of imaginative shapes, sizes and colours ranging from old army buildings dating back to the by-gone barrack days, to elaborate self-build homes. The best way to see them is just walking around sucking in the atmosphere. There is graffiti art everywhere, too.

If you are friendly, open-minded, a bit lucky, and outside the main tourist season, you can sometimes get locals to tell you the, often amazing, stories of their particular house; otherwise the regular walking tours are a good introduction to the main sights.

Christiania is something of a powerhouse in Copenhagen’s cultural life, especially on the alternative scene, and there will almost always be something going on, in one of the many club and venues dotted around the central part near Pusher street (map), or the open air scene on Café Nemoland (listed under drink). One of the most popular activities is simply buying some weed and consuming it at a chill spot.

If you want to bring home a really unique souvenir from Copenhagen, there are a bunch of interesting options here. In addition to stores listed below, there is also a Bazaar at the entrance to Pusher street where you can buy everything from cannabis posters, to bongs and Jamaican clothing.

With some of the best vegetarian food you’ll find anywhere in town, the residents love for everything organic, and the social responsibly (and socialism) so enshrined in the fabric of Christiana culture, that prices are kept at quite reasonable levels — especially considering the quality, Christiania is an excellent place for lunch and dinner. Often there is an open barbecue up on Pusher street dishing some yummy burgers and hot dogs.

⇒ Source: www.ezilon.com

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Public Transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Denmark.

Rejseplanen – public transportation planner (trains, buses and ferries)

The Metro

Also сheck оut мore info: How to get around in Copenhagen (visitcopenhagen.com)

BUS: dinoffentligetransport.dkAbildskouRød Billet.

TRAIN: Danish State Rail system.

AIRPORT: Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia.

WATERWAYS: Rederiet FærgenMols Linien.

The Freetown of Christiania – Europe’s Greatest Social Experiment – turns 50

Excerpt from S02 Copenhagen episode of The Life-Sized City. Mikael interviews Risenga Manghezi about Christiania, the freetown founded by hippies in 1971, which still exists today in the heart of Copenhagen. On September 26, 2021, Christiana turned 50 years old.

⇒ video source: The Life-Sized City /youtube.com/

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