Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Christiana

Christiana is a self-proclaimed freetown in Copenhagen.  There are around 850 residents on 34 hectares (85 acres).

It was established in 1971 on the grounds of former military barracks.  It's basically an area for hippie and free-thinking types.



I saw a plaque stating that Christiana was listed under UNESCO which I found to be a real surprise.  



Hard drugs, guns and cars are prohibited.  And you are not allowed to take photos on Pusher Street.  The "Green Light District" had people openly selling marijuana and hash from street stands.  Although possession and use are illegal in Denmark.

Since the property is so valuable the government has been trying to take over the land for many years.
 
Here's a Rick Steve's video I found out on YouTube. video

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