This is the Round Tower or Rundetaarne, a 17th cent tower and observatory. It is still used for astronomy by amateur astronomers and visitors. From the top you get a wonderful panoramic view of Copenhagen. To get to the top their is a wide spiral walk on the inside of the tower. It is so wide you could drive a car up their and I'm sure I read somewhere that that has happened, probably for a film.
I liked this decorative fountain in the middle of the Square.
Inside Christiansen Palace . This was the main residence of the Kings from Denmark and Norway from the 15th Cent to 1794. The Royal family continues to use Christiansen Palace for official engagements. The Queen's Tapestries, shown here, are a gift from the business industry to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II on her 50th birthday in 1990.
There is so much happening in the tapestries it would take hours and hours to study them all.
It took 10 years to complete the tapestries and they were presented to the Queen on her 60th birthday. They are hung in the Great Hall which was specially restored for the occasion.
This is Christiana. It was established in 1971 by hippies who occupied some abandoned military barracks and developed their own set of rules, independent of the Danish Government for this small area.
Christiana existed under special conditions for 40 years enduring many clashes with the Danish State. Finally an agreement was reached with the Government in 2011. So on 1st July 2012 the Foundation Freetown Christiana was founded.
Freetown Christiana is a mix of homemade houses, workshops, music venues and eating places. It is open to the public. One street, named Pusher Street is where the illegal trade of drug dealing takes place. I did have my camera with me and snapped a couple of photos and was immediately asked to put it away as no photography is allowed because of the illegal activities taking place. I didn't need to be asked twice!