Photo Diary | Freetown Christiania | Copenhagen


Freetown Christiania is a truly fascinating place. It is a neighbourhood in the heart of Copenhagen and is best known for it's inhabitants unusual way of life. It was established in 1971 by a group of hippies who established their own set of society rules, totally independent of the Danish Government. 



My boyfriend and I visited Copenhagen at the beginning of October. Before we went, we were advised that there were certain areas of Christiania whereby you should not take photos (due to hash dealing) so I have not captured everything Christiania has to offer in these photos due to our own safety! The neighbourhood feels pretty safe when you're there, just totally out of this world. 


What struck me the most when we were there was the amount of graffiti art everywhere, it made the place so colourful and unlike anything I had ever seen before. The picture below features artwork made out of paint and recycled skateboards. 



Christiania is a combination of homemade houses, art galleries, music venues, low cost and organic eateries, and beautiful nature. It is a society within a society, for  instance, you can't buy a house in Christiania. You have to apply for it, and if successful, it is given to you.


The neighbourhood is known to be a green and car-free neighbourhood, with bikes everywhere! Though there are bikes everywhere all across Copenhagen so it wasn't too different to that. 



If you're looking for somewhere full of culture, art and out of this world then I would recommend a visit to Freetown Christiania whilst visiting Copenhagen. There is so much to look at and the place is inspirational from an artists perspective. It offers a look in to a different way of life that is far more liberal than most societies today. 



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  1. Copenhagen is definitely on my list of places to visit and Christiana sounds very interesting - I can't imagine a place like it!

    Hannah | Suitcase and Sandals

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    1. It is incredible! You should definitely take a visit. Be prepared for rain though! We were very lucky with the weather whilst we were there. Nor me! It is something else haha.

      Love Amber x

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