ABOVE: Christiania on a damp
Drugs (both hard and soft) are illegal in Denmark, but they're
certainly available--and according to Danes who have followed the issue,
crackdowns on hashish dealers in Christiania have led to drug
sales and gang wars in other neighborhorhoods of Copenhagen.
At this café in Christiania (see below), roaches are likely to be found in ashtrays, not in
In 1970, young Danes broke into an abandoned military barracks complex and
turned it into a squatters' camp. Today, after 40 years of not always peaceful
coexistence with the government, Christiana struggles to maintain its role and
reputation as a
"free city" of hash dealers, political idealists, and aging hippies.
If you don't read Danish, see Christiania.org's
pages for more information, and also read Wikipedia's
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