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“A lovely palace & parliament building” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Slotsplads, Copenhagen, Denmark
33-92-64-92
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Small-Group Copenhagen City Walking Tour
Ranked #11 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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“A lovely palace & parliament building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is the third Christiansborg built on the site. The current palace houses the Danish Parliament, the Royal Reception Rooms, the Prime Minister's Office as well as the Supreme Court. In an attached building is the Royal Stables and Carriages. After donning plastic booties to cover your shoes, you are free to wander the Royal Reception rooms (keeping to the roped-off areas). The Throne Room, The Great Hall, the marvelous tapestries, The Dining Hall, etc are open to view (and photograph). The ruins of Absalon's Castle and Copenhagen Castle were closed when we visited, but I believe that they are also worth visiting.
The Royal Stables were open as the horses had not yet been returned from their summer holiday. The carriages were quite interesting as was the stables themselves.

Visited July 2013
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“A tragic Royal Chapel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I didn't tour the palace itself, which is where the Parliament meets. But a must-see is a building right next to it: the small, Neoclassical Royal Chapel. It's where royal weddings and christenings take place. But it's its recent history that makes it fascinating. In 1992, fireworks from a nearby boat hit the roof, which caused it to burn and collapse. About half of the chapel was burned and destroyed. You really get a sense of the damage by looking at the photo display, in the main entrance, of the interior after destruction. It was rebuilt in 1997. Lesson to be learned: don't set off fireworks when you've been drinking!

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is actually the third castle, the previously two burned down. It is absolutely exquisite. The most astounding thing was that it was virtually empty of other visitors and had no annoying guards in each room. I was free to roam, photograph and be amazed at the opulence. And, I am sincerely impressed by the honest and trusting nature of the Danish people. Amazingly, the stairs leading to the Prime Minister's offices were blocked only by a rope -- with nary a guard in sight (this was a Sunday afternoon visit). Unbelievable!!

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

And in the center of the city! Stroll down "Strøget" (the long pedestrian street) and you won't miss it...

Visited August 2013
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“Jaw-dropping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wow. Just amazing. Be sure to rest your feet as you will be doing plenty of walking. Loved it. A huge palace. At present parts are being renovated, I hear the renovations are to finish in 2014. I still enjoyed it.

Visited August 2013
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