The Freetown of Christiania, as it is called, is a small bohemian paradise tucked in a corner of Christianshavn in the Danish capital Copenhagn. It’s a 34-hectare piece of land inhabited by just under 1000 people with a self – proclaimed autonomous status. It enjoys a sort of special status where some control of the area has been transferred from the Municipality of Copenhagen to the state. It is controlled under a special law the Cristiania Law of 1989. The place in known for its open lifestyle, colourful houses and marijuana trade. The free town for a long time enjoyed a blind eye from the government over the free marijuana trade that happened here, giving it the name The Greenlight Area.
While my second walk of the day was about the Christianshavn, a neighbourhood in Copenhagen but to be honest all of us in the walking group were eagerly waiting for its ending point at the gates of Christiania. The walk started with the story of Bishop Absalon and from his statue. We walked through the Nyhavn again crossing the old stock exchange, this time to cross over the Christianshavn to have a view of the Black Diamond of the Copenhagen from a distance. This walk ends at the doors of Chritiania, with the story of the beginning of the place. The tour guide is not supposed to take you on tour inside Christiania so they take your leave here with a few instructions. Most important of them is not to click pictures within the area.
House in Christiania