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Ruins Under Christiansborg

Indre By (Inner City)
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Address: Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
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Historic beginnings

This was the first part of Christiansborg that we visited. It was a good way to begin. There were layers of walls from more than one structure under the palace. It was... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the first part of Christiansborg that we visited. It was a good way to begin. There were layers of walls from more than one structure under the palace. It was interesting to see how they were built upon and how the location of walls changed. Truly there was more here than we really wanted to see. So much... More 

Thank solomon5
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The state rooms are good for a look at the history of Christiansborg but this is a very different and also entertaining way to get the history of one of Copenhagen's most important historical sites. Entry was with the Copenhagen Card and you certainly get value for money with a really good sized exhibition and a decent explanation of what... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We didn't spend a lot of time seeing the underground ruins, but we did find it interesting. Not everyone would necessarily love it, but it doesn't take long to go through it. But, if you're into archeology and ruins, it's pretty cool and worth the visit.

Thank greengirl68
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Amongst the ruins of Absalon’s Castle dating from 1167, you can see how the castle was continually renewed and developed. Numbered chronological information boards (Danish and English) explain the history, although it can get confusing as the numbers just back and forth. There’s also a short film about the 1794 and 1884 fires. Loved the ancient roof tile with cat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Worth a quick wander round with Copenhagen card or combo ticket, but not an individual ticket. Interesting to see the old castles wall and technology they had and gain a bit of history. Chilly down there though but out of the rain at least!

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

These ruins of palaces previously built on the same site, back to Bishop Absalon in 1167 are well laid out for the visitor. The display boards and a video, complete with old photographs clearly explain the history of this site in old Copenhagen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is interest to look at the ruins underneath the Palace. It is amazing to see the care they took to preserve what they could for historic purposes. You get a chance to see wooden water pipes. They also provide you with an information sheet and highlight areas with a brief narrative. We did this tour along with the Palace.

Thank Lee386
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You can go and see it but its interesting but most for Danish people ? I do not know its from old time but for me, it was interesting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting to be able to visit ruins of a palace under a palace that is in use today. A lot more extensive than you would expect The ruins were well explained with videos here and there on your self-guided tour. Above the ruins in the palace you also have very interesting kitchen tours, stables, and palace party rooms - all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting to visit a palace that is in use today. The ruins were well explained with videos here and there on your self-guided tour. Loved the kitchen tour, stables, and palace party rooms - all kept so nice and an easy two hour visit. Be prepared to use lockers for your purses and to put booties on so your feet... More 

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