To say Christiania is an unusual place would be a huge understatement. The small village, about 19 acres in size, is located in the heart of the Danish capital of Copenhagen. It is home to about 1,000 people who choose to live outside societal norms and structure.
They do not pay taxes and do not consider themselves a part of Denmark or the European Union for that matter. In fact the backside of the trademark overhead arch welcoming visitors to the village reads ‘You are now entering the EU’ upon exit.