Freetown - CHRISTIANIA -The Last Utopia!

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Christiania was founded in 1971, when a group of people cut a hole in the fence to the military barracks in Bådmandsgade. Soon the area was known for Pusher Street, where you could buy hash and pot – but no hard drugs – from various stalls.
 
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Though Marihuana is illegal in Denmark it is still widely sold in the pusher street in Christiania. The police have been trying to tear down pusher street for the last 3 years but failed. It is estimated that 300,000 joints is smoked every day in Denmark.  
 
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The Christiania flad is read with 3 yellow dots in it which symbolizes the dots over the three I’s in Christiania. 
 
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Today many of the original settlers still live in the collectively controlled village, and the area has a clear 70s feel to it.
 
Around 1,000 people live in Christiania and every year more than 500,000 people come to visit.
 
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A lot of the people living in Christiania built their homes themselves giving the area an extremely interesting architectural feel. And you will find a variety of eco-restaurants, workshops, galleries and music venues offering all sorts of cultural experiences.
 
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Christiania existed under special conditions for 40 years with constant conflicts and clashes between the local Christianites and the Danish state.
 
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After many years of uncertainty about the future of Christiania, an agreement was entered in 2011, which meant that on 1 July 2012, a foundation, the Foundation Freetown Christiania, was founded.
 
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The foundation now owns the entire part of Christiania located outside the protected ramparts and leases buildings and land on the ramparts, which are still owned by the state. Part of the money is raised by selling the symbolic Christiania shares.

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