What a World
How Denmark’s Hippies Fought For Their Druggy Paradise
Christiania, a utopian paradise of communal living and plentiful marijuana, was founded in 1971 in Copenhagen—and still thrives today.
Just a 10-minute walk from the Danish parliament exists a hippie utopia of colorful houses, plentiful marijuana, and communal living.
Cars are banned, along with weapons, “hard drugs,” and talking on cellphones.
In 1971, a group of 700 citizens entered an abandoned military base in Copenhagen, settled in the old barracks, and proclaimed it as an autonomous city of their own.