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Christianshavn, Copenhagen
(4.3/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
A former working-class neighborhood, Christianshavn earned a bohemian reputation in the 1970s as a fashionable, diverse, and lively part of the city. King Christian IV founded the neighborhood in the early 17th century as an extension of the city's fortifications. Walk along the canal, which separates the city side and the rampart side of the neighborhood. Stop at the Blue Corner, one of the few modern buildings in the lower rampart side. The neighborhood also features a 17th century Baroque and an 18th century rococo church, the Copenhagen Opera House, a historic house museum, and the Arsenal Island. Climb the winding spire of the Church of Our Savior, mentioned in a chapter of Jules Verne's "A Journey to the Center of the Earth." Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Christianshavn by using our Copenhagen itinerary planner.
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  • The neighborhood is wonderfully suggestive, with its bridges, shops, colorful houses, disused barges as boats and become homes. On a sunny day, especially around sunset, go along the main channel is equivalent to immerse themselves in a beautiful photograph. The atmosphere leads to an imaginary Venice Nordica or Dutch landscapes or villages of Northern Norway. Within the vast area the Freetown Christiania, known just as Christiania. It is a further subdivision located in the Central District of the city, partly self-governing in the Danish capital. Compared to the other fourteen districts, it has earned a semi legality becoming an independent community (a status much more defined and autonomous than our fractions). Develops along a canal that flows into the port of Copenhagen, it is accessed only through two main entrances and not allowed access to private cars.
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  • Go on a walking tour of this area to hear the history of it. Also - go check out Christiana! Very cool. 
  • atmosphere colored by the canal, café and restaurant... a friendly atmosphere or that makes you want to walk.
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