Christiania was born in 1971 by a group of squatters and people who wanted to create their own society.
Hippies and other people alike moved in and started changing this abandoned military base into a free heaven for all people, animals and nature.
Christiania have grown into a thriving community with over 700 adult residents and several daycares, shops, workshops, galleries and much much more.
Christiania are divided into 14 areas.
These areas are governed by the residents in the area through meetings where those who want can participate to discuss the different solutions for the problems in that area.
The big decisions are made on
the “community meeting” where all the residents must reach consensus before any decisions can be made.
Christiania are legal because the residents bought the area from the state in 2012 and made a fond.
Christianias annually budget is around 40 million Danish crowns,
Out of 40 million we pay 20 milion to the state an that cover taxes, water, electricity and environmental cost.
These are the main rules of Christiania.
Christianias commitment is to create and sustain a self governing community in which everyone is free to develop and express themselves as responsible members of the community without harming anyone else.
DO TAKE PICTURES EVERYWHERE.
Its only in Pusherstreet you can not take pictures. If you want pictures of the people living and using Christiania, please ask first.
DO NOT RUN OR TAKE PICTURES IN PUSHER STREET ONLY.
This creates panic and people will think the police is on the way. It is not legal to sell or posses cannabis in Denmark and that is why the rules in Pusherstreet are like that.
Otherwise have fun and enjoy the area, its unique.
Christiania 50 years birthday.
Due to covid we moved our birthday to May.
Where the Freetown Festival opens its doors up to 3 days of music and culture. It will be adventurous with candles, fabulous animals and Danish and foreign music names!
On two big stages and secret scenes in the forest area, we will jump out in the spring in the best Christiania style. Early bird until January 1, 2022.
The specific program is announced on an ongoing basis. Many of the former artists have space in their 2022 calendar.
See you on May 19, 20, and 21, 2022 in the city. Support and order your ticket at
#støtchristiania #festival #christiania #freetownfestival
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