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Christiania Review

If you're nostalgic for 1960s counterculture, head to this anarchists' commune. You can walk here from Christianshavn: take Torvegade and make a left on Prinsessegade, which takes you to the main gate. You can also take Bus 2A from Rådhuspladsen, Tivoli, Christiansborg, and Christianshavn Station. Founded in 1971, when students occupied army barracks, it's now a peaceful community of nonconformists who run a number of businesses, including a bike shop, a rock-music club, and good organic eateries. Wall cartoons preach drugs and peace, but the inhabitants are less fond of cameras—picture-taking is forbidden. A group of residents recount their experiences as well as the history of Christiania on daily English-language tours conducted weekends year-round and daily from June 26 through August 31. Tours depart at 3 from the main gate and are 1- to 1½-hours long. They cost DKr 40 per person and are a great way to discover the nooks and crannies of this quirky community.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Prinsessegade and Bådsmansstr., Christianshavn, Copenhagen | Map It
  • Phone: 32/57–96–70 guided tours
  • Website:
  • Location: Copenhagen
Updated: 11-14-2013

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