On this free walking tour of Christianshavn, a historically Bohemian neighbourhood of Copenhagen, you'll discover essential sights such as Freetown Christiania. What's more, it's free!
Free Walking Tour of Christianshavn
Meet your guide at Hojbro Plads, next to the equestrian statue of Absalon, the 12th century warrior-bishop who founded Copenhagen. After learning all about the legendary history of this famous Dane, you'll make your way over to the islands situated to the east of the city.
Here you'll find Christianshavn, the 'alternative' district of Copenhagen. The origins of this renowned neighbourhood date back to the 17th century, when it was created as an extension of the city's fortifications by the ruler at the time, Christian IV, for whom the district was named. Explore the area's pretty cobblestone streets on this free walking tour of Christianshavn while you learn more about its past from your expert guide.
Next to the Christianshavn Canal, which cuts through the district, you'll reach the iconic Church of Our Saviour. This striking Baroque building is characterised by its black-and-gold corkscrew spire, which has an external winding staircase that visitors can climb up for panoramic views of Copenhagen from above.
From here, you'll head over to Freetown Christiania. While this intriguing community is technically part of Copenhagen's Christianshavn neighbourhood, it has been seen as a "state within another state" since its formation in the 1960s. The 1000-odd inhabitants have their own regulations, and consider themselves outside of Danish and EU law.
Stroll through the cobbled streets of Christiania known as while you hear all about the hippy origins of this small commune, and learn about the controversies surrounding it. Don't forget to check out the examples of the "Architecture without Architects" movement, which includes a house built entirely out of windows! You'll end your free tour of Christianshavn at the entrance to Christiania which you can visit of your own accord if you wish to.
- It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour of Christianshavn for groups of more than 9 people. If you're a group of over 9 you can book our private tour of Copenhagen.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of three children allowed per adult.
- This tour does not enter any monument, just visiting them from outside.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
1 hour 30 minutes.
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Christianshavn history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Copenhagen).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Hojbro Plads, next to the equestrian statue of Absalon.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.