This is an amazing area to visit. Freetown Christiana is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood of about 850 residents, covering 34 hectares. Christiania has been a source of controversy since its creation in an abandoned military area in 1971. Its cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. Since then, measures for normalising the legal status of the community have led to conflicts, police raids and negotiations which are ongoing. As a result there are 'dos and don'ts' rules posted everywhere about not running, being on cell phones or taking photos/video of anyone inside the community walls. It is very interesting walking through. There are lots of old buildings, huts & houses covered in painted murals. It is a very colorful, artistic environment and with a very close knit community. Musicians play in the small bars and restaurants that you might mistake for someone's home while others stand around the communal bomb fires.