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Christiansborg Palace

Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
+45 33 92 70 85
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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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Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed yesterday

It's always impressive to tour a royal palace and pretend it's yours. This one is no exception. A real highlight is the Queen's tapestries in the reception hall. I was skeptical, with the tapestries being so modern installed in such an old building, but they...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very big palace. You can buy a combination ticket or visit some of its areas with separately bought ticket. The Royal Reception Rooms are great. Magnificent modern tapestries (gobelins) which are a 50th birthday present to Her Majesty the Queen. It is...More

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our last stop in Copenhagen using the Copenhagen Card. We visited the Kitchen, the Stables, and the Royal Reception Rooms. All very interesting - but missed the tower climb. We chatted with some folks who had done that - so time your visit to include...More

Thank Seattletraveler98107
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous Reception rooms and interiors still in use by the Royal Family and prime Minister for state events. Don't miss the kitchen tour!

Thank Kim Z
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed very much the visit to the Palace, specially the top of the tower. The views of the city are amazing.

Thank Pedro F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a couple pictures, didn't see inside castle, but we did tour the Horse stables, which was alright, because we love our horses.

Thank 982darrylc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit even if it just to walk around the outside and the horse ring/stables in the front. You should also go up to the Tower for free, where there are nice 360 degree views as well as a restaurant.

Thank spf701
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved my visit to christiansborg. Particularly loved the kitchen, it was a highlight of our stay in Copenhagen. Also don't miss the stables. Really good access to the state rooms. Need to leave rucksacks in free lockers up the right hand stairs as you go...More

Thank Sarahbc123
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the late afternoon of a cool, grey summer's day, we took a stroll from our Copenhagen hotel to the Christiansborg Palace. Unfortunately by the time that we arrived there, the palace was closing to visitors wanting to take an interior tour. Therefore, we had...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent architecture, though in the muted Danish style. Well worth a trek though the lanes. Impressive skyline.

Thank vijai_vmc
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Chrissie H
September 30, 2017|
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Response from Mjk63 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the combined ticket at the reception and it’s valid for the reception rooms, stable , kitchen , ruins underneath for 48 hrs. There’s also and antique market outside the palace once a week.
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lblancoct
July 8, 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
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Jenny W
May 5, 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.
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