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Christiansborg Palace

Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
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Christiansborg Palace is situated on the little island of Slotsholmen (Castle Island) which is surrounded by canals in the heart of Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. Denmark has one of the oldest monarchies in the world, and the palace has a long, dramatic history which revolves around the exercise of royal power. Today, Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. Under its beautiful copper roof, the palace houses the Danish parliament, the office of the Danish prime minister and the Supreme Court. It is therefore the center for legislative, executive and judicial power in Denmark. The palace also accommodates rooms for the Danish Monarchy. Focusing on the royal part of the palace, Christiansborg Palace is H.M. the Queen's working palace. This is where the Queen holds audiences, signs laws, holds banquets and receptions, celebrates royal anniversaries and receives state visits. It is a working palace where old traditions and the modern Royal Family meet. You will see dazzling halls, adorned with colorful tapestries, vast paintings, patterned floors, glittering chandeliers, and sumptuous stucco ceilings. You can explore The Royal Kitchen and see its two tons of shiny copper kitchenware. You can visit the beautiful palace chapel, stand underneath its dome and let your head spin as you gaze up at the angels in the ceiling décor more than 30 metres above you. In The Royal Stables you'll find the the white royal horses in the wintertime, and in the summertime the exhibition "All the kings' horses" - all year around you can see the Royal Family's array of carriages. One of them is coated with 24-carat gold leaf. You can also explore the underground ruins underneath Christiansborg Palace. These are ruins of earlier castles and palaces showing that the Castle Island is steeped in 800 years of power and political intrigue.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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This Neo-Baroque style palace was rebuilt for the 5th time from 1907-28 and is located on Slotsholmen Islet in the center of Copenhagen. It actually houses the Danish Parliament (1849), the Prime Minister's Office, the Supreme Court (1661) & the ceremonial palace w/ the Royal...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was better than expected although not as large you would expect. The displays are well presented and the information in English is excellent. Our visit was greatly improved by the arrival of the Queen returning from a function whose car nearly ran over our...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It is a large square and some very large buildings surround the place. Not a lot to see when it is raining a lot which it was on this occasion.

Thank johnbarrett07
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a bit disappointed to learn that this palace is relatively new, being completed in 1928. However, the history of the preceding buildings is well represented throughout various aspects of the tours and attractions here. Unfortunately, we visited during a special exhibition about the...More

Thank micahislegend
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very well kept and refurbished by a modern monarchy. Fabulous restaurant - best smorrebrod yet. Truly delicious book ahead for tower restaurant as it is often full. Kitchens are lovely too.

Thank janeandmo
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think we did everything you could possibly do here and enjoyed it all. We started with the elevator to the top viewing area where you must see the light show of pigeons! From there you walk up a flight of stairs to the city...More

Thank AnnArborMHT
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an interesting place with lots of different sections to explore. The only slight thing was not all the bits were included on the Copenhagen card. But enough to make it worth the visit. It's more imperial than fabulous but if you like palaces...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Free to go to top of tower. Open until 9pm each night. Closed Mondays beware! Decent view of the city.

Thank Vincy L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the royal palace . The Royals don't live here , but rather use it for receptions . There is a working kitchen . You can free walk or purchase a tour at the billet ( ticket ) area . You are required to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Building is huge. Parliament rooms to the left and Queens rooms to the right. We didn't get inside but we still found it interesting. Don't get too close to the building in the courtyard - you will experience the guards wrath!

Thank HappyTravels1958
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
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9 July 2017|
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Response from HenriRoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. I agree with the other answer, it's not worth paying for the stables or the kitchens individually. We didn't do the City Card as a lot of the attractions were outside the main city/we didn't want to do The... More
Jenny W
5 May 2017|
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Response from mhairi69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went as part of a group. But I think it's around 150 DK to gain access to all the public areas in the palace and kitchens. Really a lovely place to visit.
15 April 2017|
Response from rtpbutterfly | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the closest is Kongens Nytorv which is a bit of a walk, about 7 blocks away. There are several closer bus stops however which you could check.