The free city of Christiania is one of Copenhagen’s main attractions.
The city was founded in 1971 when a group of local residents and hippies occupied a disused military base in the Christianshavn district. And the area became a free city, without taxes and administered by its own laws.
Today, about 1,000 people live here, many of whom built their own houses. The area is full of restaurants, bars, workshops and music venues where visitors can wander. You can also walk around the lake behind Christiania.
It is advisable to read the rules & regulations provided in posters before entering Christiania. It is also recommendable to avoid carrying a camera. In addition, care should be taken in the Pusher Street area, where you can still buy weed.
After many years of uncertainty about the future of Christiania, on July 1st, 2012 the Freetown Christiania Foundation was created, which strives to keep the city free as the property of everyone and no one.
Did you know it is possible to buy Christiania shares which promote exchange, autonomy and not speculation?
They should be considered as a donation.
Address Pusher Street
How to get there
- Underground: Christianshavn
For more information about Christiania.