Christiania is a self-governed community in Copenhagen, Denmark, where every individual is free to express themselves whilst also bearing a certain responsibility to ensure sufficient uptake. As a community, Christiania tries to show that as a society we must take away some of the energy invested in economics and learn to release some of the mental and physcial stress that often dominates.
During its more than 30-year history, the community has gone through many changes and it things haven’t always been easy. However, the dream of establishing a life characterised by freedom and few restrictions in a settlement controlled by its inhabitants continues. For this reason, people from all over the world still come to visit, drawn to Christiania for its mix of anarchy and love. Despite the many visitors and some political interventions, the community ethos has stayed alive and its roots- namely, community and freedom-, have remained.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 500
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors