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Free Walking Tour of Christianshavn
Activities in Copenhagen

Free Walking Tour of Christianshavn

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On this free walking tour of Christianshavn, a historically Bohemian neighbourhood of Copenhagen, you'll discover essential sights such as Freetown Christiania.

The equestrian statue of warrior-bishop Absalon
The canal in Christianshavn
Church of Our Saviour, in Christianshavn, Copenhagen
Sign welcoming visitors to Christiania

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. 

Important information

  • 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.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

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.

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Christianshavn history.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

Yes, you must attend with a carer.

Pet-friendly?

No.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Hojbro Plads, next to the equestrian statue of Absalon.