Fodor's Expert Review Christiania

Christianshavn Neighborhood/Street

If you're nostalgic for 1960s counterculture, head to this former anarchists' commune that has now struck a deal with the government to obtain legitimacy. 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 some of the inhabitants are less fond of cameras—picture-taking is forbidden on Pusher Street. A group of residents recount their experiences as well as the history of Christiania on daily English-language tours, which are a great way to discover the nooks and crannies of this quirky community.

Neighborhood/Street Town/Village

Quick Facts

Prinsessegade and Bådsmansstr.
Copenhagen, Capital Region  Denmark

32-57–96–70-guided tours

www.christiania.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Tours Dkr 40, Tours Sept.–late June, weekends at 3; June 26–Aug., daily at 3

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