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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)
+45 33 92 70 85
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Is a lovely place to visit albeit getting into the various parts is a little confusing - direction signing is pretty much non existant and relies on signage at the actual entrance doors to each area. What we saw was good - particularly the apartments...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn’t visit the whole palace but we went up the tower, which is free and has excellent views across Copenhagen. Highly recommended!

Thank the-rach
Reviewed 2 days ago

Parts of the place are free, parts require tickets; there is a view point from the tower from which there is a great city view. It's fun to just wander around and see the architecture inside and out.

Thank Vinaya P
Reviewed 4 days ago

A trip to the wonderful world of Christiansborg Palace a place that always succeeds in surprise. A place that keeps its elegant majesty, a place with a story to tell. Where you can breathe the charm of the past, keeping its identity in its charming...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First off head around the corner and book your tour of the Government buildings. With that free ticket in hand you can go to the Palace and sort out your route between the Chapel, the Rooms, the Ruins, the Stables, & the Kitchen. For times...More

Thank RCPO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boring as it may sound, this is the reign of power in Denmark. Take a guided tour, visit the underground and learn of the three previous castles on this location. Recommended if you are in to history.

Thank Windy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms in this palace are unlike any other I have seen. Each room is beautifully decorated with the most ornate details. The palace grounds offer a lot - stables, lookout tower, underground tour and the palace itself. If you arrive early in the morning...More

Thank Charlene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk here, not far from Tivoli. Gives a glimpse of the splendour enjoyed in 1 of 4 identical buildings built by the royalty of Denmark.

Thank Judy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace itself is very large and beautiful. I really loved going through the elegant rooms and seeing what Danish royalty prefers for their interiors. There are some very lovely and inspirational rooms in this palace for sure. They also have a tower, which is...More

Thank lillydarlingg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we don't have many Palaces in the US, it was a great experience into the History of Denmark. The tour was unstructured and you are allowed to walk through the Palace at your own pace.

Thank Bob W
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
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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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.
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
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.