DENMARK’S ‘HIPPIES’ ARE BRINGING IN THE CROWDS TO CHRISTIANIA – COPENHAGEN’S FREETOWN

<PHOTO – Jan Grarup for the New York Times>  Hundreds of thousands of tourists have visited counterculture world – aka CHRISTIANIA – a unique community built among lakes and trees in central Copenhagen. Its houses are assembled from discarded bits and pieces of other houses.

The city government is all for this brightly painted neighbourhood because it shows that Denmark’s capital isn’t so conservative and gray after all – unlike the exteriors shown in the television series ‘Borgen’. In fact, Copenhagen is a very tolerant city and Christiania has become its centrepiece.