Heading Off The Beaten Track – Copenhagen
On our holidays, heading off the beaten track is something most of us would really like to do. We have been too exposed to common tourist destinations, especially the ones in well-known places, that at times, going out to see them can a bit tiring. Some of this major and well know tourist spots will most likely end up causing you more hassle than they are worth, depending on what time of the year you choose to visit. Most of these tourist spots can end up getting fully booked within minutes on school breaks and peak times, and even have the queues ending up quite unrelenting and huge. Unless you’ve been really desperate to visit one specific destination, then this may all be worth it. It may be better for you to slightly go off the beaten track if you would like a more authentic experience of a place you have chosen to visit. Lately, Copenhagen has become one of the most famous holiday destinations, which makes it a great example.
The Freetown Christiania
If escaping the norms of regular civilization and seeing for yourself how other people live is your thing, you have found won the jackpot with Freetown Christiania. Not far from the Copenhagen city center, it is an alternative hippy commune which was set up in the 70s by a group of like-minded people. Even after the opposition from the government at that time, Christiania has now been left alone by the authorities, after the two came to an agreement in the year 2011. The small town is car-free and you will also not be allowed to buy a house there; you will have to apply for it, and pass a certain criteria which will be given to you. There is always a lot of things going on, from live music to excellent street food and even a local market.
Nowhere in the whole world could do it better than Vesterbro, as fars as artsy and quirky neighborhoods can go. This area, located in the southwest of the city, was once known for being a heavily working class neighborhood and was even famed for its red-light district! This time, however, it is known as a hip and trendy place full of independent cafes, easteries and attractions. There are numbers of excellent places that you can stay in, so if you are seeking for hotels in Copenhagen, Denmark, look no further! Walking through the town’s streets and just seeing what you come across with is something you should give time to.
Assistens – The Cemetery
While you are on vacation, a cemetery may be quite an unusual place to visit. But you ought to give this cemetery a chance. Anyone can spend and afternoon whiling away the hours in here as it is well-known for its astonishing beauty. You will also be able to see the final resting places of famous people here.