The second most intriguing aspect of Copenhagen had to be our long awaited visit to Christiana. It is a free anarchist colony that has been established since 1971, it began in a squatted military area. The hippies of the 1970's made this area into what it is today, a free community governed by its inhabitants and free from the constraints of the government and regulations. In 1994 the squatters became tenants and began to pay for water and electricity after numerous battles with the city and the police. In 2004 police raids pushed the sale of marijuana out further into the depths of the city, and since then the sales have returned to pusher street, camouflaged in ghillie nets and full faced ski masks, very sneaky! The neighborhood has been though a roller coaster of political and legal issues, but to this day you can head right up to a vendor and buy a joint on Pusher street in the Green Light District.
For the rest of our time in Copenhagen we wandered the canal docks, ate the local pastries, stared at the inventive street light system and marveled at Tivoli Gardens amusement park (the worlds second oldest) from outside of the 99 Swedish Kroner admission gate. We found one abandoned bike, and then a second and Kevin worked really hard to make one functional bike for us to double around on, but it just simply couldn't be done. Copenhagen really is a fantastic city that we would love to return to, among our out of control garden of a list we have accumulated thus far. Some day!
Mini cargo bike