This is Christiania.
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Its 84 acres sit on an abandoned military base, and it was founded in 1971 by squatters and artists as a “social experiment.”
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While it may look like just another quaint Danish city from afar, Christiania is an autonomous “free town” within Copenhagen — a hippie commune, if you will.
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It’s full of vibrant scenery with a gritty edge.
The town was said to be “beyond the reach of Danish law” by its founders, and has its own currency, Løn. (It’s often referred to as Freetown Christiania.)
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Upon entering the town, you pass a sign that says “You Are Now Leaving the European Union.”