Christiania - Free State in the center of Copenhagen
Denmark, Copenhagen

Christiania is a colorful and completely unlike the rest of Denmark area of Copenhagen, built up mainly by former soldiers' huts. It is located near Vor Frelsers Kirke in Christianshavn and can be reached from Prinsessegade Street. There are craft shops and restaurants here, food and goods are fairly inexpensive because residents refuse to pay Danish 25% tax (VAT). This unusual place appeared in 1971, when a large number of young and homeless people moved here without the permission of the city, announcing that Christiania is a free city. Since then, controversy has not subsided around Christiania, and today it is the only place in Denmark where it is possible to freely buy soft drugs.

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Town Hall Square
Town Hall Square
Royal Library in Copenhagen
Royal Library in Copenhagen
Thorvaldsen Museum
Thorvaldsen Museum
City Hall in Copenhagen
City Hall in Copenhagen
Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Palace
Monument to Hans Christian Andersen in Copenhagen
Monument to Hans Christian Andersen in Copenhagen
Tivoli Amusement Park
Tivoli Amusement Park
Amalienborg Palace
Amalienborg Palace
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