Christiania is as big a “must” as The Little Mermaid and Nyhavn.
While Copenhagen is known for being clean, rule orientied and “proper”, Christiania provides a sharp contrast. Christiania Freetown is mostly known for its open cannabis trade but it is much more than this – it is self governance, it is art, it is ecology, it is tolerance and most of all it is unique!
This 8 km tour will take you through Christianshavn which is the most quaint area of Copenhagen and where you can see some of the city’s oldest buildings. With its cobbled streets, old houses and beautiful canal, this area is truly balm for the soul.
We will run along the moat and explore the non touristy side of Christiania and the life of the “Christianits”. Once in the centre of Christiania we will pass the many self-build houses, the female blacksmith, the organic eatery and of course walk through Pusher street. If possible we will visit one of the stalls so you can get a first hand view of the canabis trading.
Your guide will explain the history and self-governance of Christiania and give you the latest update on the governments efforts in cleaning up the place. The tour finishes off with a beautiful run along the fortification berms surrounding Christianshavn.
It may sound slightly dodgy for law abiding runner/citizens to visit a place a like Christiania, but you have a local runner with you and will be totally safe.