Oddball Activities in Copenhagen

Freetown Christiania

The number one oddball event of your trip to Copenhagen will be without a doubt a visit to Freetown Christiania [Prinsessegade, 1440 Copenhagen, Denmark].

IMG_5812In a city so prosperous and elite, the oddballs had sift into this funky smelling commune created in the 70s. They say no pics allowed, but what a joke that is in today’s world.

IMG_5735Just be polite and don’t photograph people doing things that aren’t legal, even though it is the ‘green light district.’ Although hash is extremely prevalent in Christiania, it is still illegal in Denmark. A walk down Pusher St. will be full of fragrant smells, but whether you choose to participate in the hash smoking is your own prerogative. There are tons of other fun things to do in Christiania, shops to look in restaurants to eat at. Christiania is a community with a hairdresser and a post office, bars and even a jazz club.

IMG_5733Explore the town and enjoy the vibrant artwork scattered about and people watching is great fun.

IMG_5727 IMG_5729 IMG_5731 IMG_5732 IMG_5734IMG_5798Get a drink and listen to some music by the stage. Don’t miss out on taking a walk down the stairs and around the lake that is full of interesting sights.

IMG_5739 IMG_5738 IMG_5761IMG_5766The birding here is terrific, all sorts of waterfowl actively loving life.

IMG_5785 IMG_5794 IMG_5746 IMG_5740The architecture is equally as grand and groovy.

IMG_5748 IMG_5745 IMG_5772 IMG_5773 IMG_5789Christiania is a totally unique community warranted hours of exploration. This quirky place was one of the highlights of our trip to Copenhagen and cannot be missed!

 

Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus

Whether you’re a Bond Girl in Copenhagen or just out for a good time, Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus [Sankt Hans Torv 30, 2200 København, Denmark] is a casual café any time of day.

IMG_5674The joint is relatively small, and not nearly as weird as I thought it might be. We came in for snacks, dessert, and drinks in a jetlagged purgatory and we were accepted. Service is very relaxed. That is being polite, but since we had no other future plans it was fine in our book. We were seated far in the back next to a peculiar painting of a slightly eerie, possibly evil man.

IMG_5676We nibbled on delicious homemade fries and indulged in the cake of the day with a side of booze.

IMG_5675 IMG_5677That’s my kind of food pyramid. We were joined by some friends from our hostel and laughed villainously into the night, which was light as day.

 

Jazzhus Montmartre

This intimate and hygge dimly lit venue, the Jazzhus Montmartre [Store Regnegade 19A, Copenhagen 1110, Denmark], will make you feel like a total beat. Dean Moriarty himself would be sweating and saying, “Yes! Yes! They know time!” Grab yourself a cup of wine and hope you get a totally kooky, off the wall, outstanding experimental jazz set like we did, and it was free to boot.

IMG_5917 IMG_5919 IMG_5920I loved every minute of the insanity. The crazy sounds. The interesting people. The velvet red curtain. This was my first jazz show and I know it won’t be my last. I don’t know if it was the venue, the artists, or just Copenhagen, but I hope this opulent ordeal hasn’t ruined me for future jazz shows!

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