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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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Reviewed yesterday

Take your time and walk around, also check the "back side" Tojhusmuseet; it has a beautiful garden and is filled with history.

Thank Erik N
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building and you can climb the tower for free! There was a bit of a wait to get into the tower as bags were searched and due to capacity limits, but was worth it. Lovely view of the city from the tower.

Thank froggerCR
Reviewed 2 days ago

You litterally can't miss this palace, right in the center of downtown, with interesting museum and a great view from the spiral.

Thank Johan P
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much history here and information on the government that this is a tour that is well worth taking the time to see. The changing of the guards is not like Buckingham Palace, but worth watching.

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I walked to the palace from the nearby Marriott hotel. You can tour the grounds and some areas of the castle at no charge. We also paid a few euros to visit the reception rooms which were lovely.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came across this whilst out walking. The palace is now where the Danish Parliament sits. From the tower you can see Copenhagen from a completely new angle. You can see all the way to Sweden on a clear day. The view from the tower...More

Thank CMN1960
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked here from our hotel to get a view of the city and I'm so happy that we did. We waited in line to go up and it was worth the wait! Such lovely views and a great experience!

Thank Simone D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is free to do and you get a great view over the city. Queue was pretty quick and then just straight up in a lift (there are also stairs)

Thank Becky J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We bought the combined ticket so we could see everything. The main palace was interesting and typical of this sort of thing ie big rooms, big pictures. One of the highlights for me was the room showing key history of Europe and Denmark on modern...More

Thank pauldLiverpool
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting Christianborg Palace. There is a package ticket you can purchase that will allow you to visit the reception rooms, ruins, stables and kitchen. You can visit the grounds, church and tower for free. If you're short on time, I would suggest visiting...More

1  Thank Christine H
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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July 8, 2017|
Response from Sarah H | Reviewed this property |
yes it does, the horses were on holiday when we were there, so not worth paying for the stables without the card. we enjoyed the royal theatre and ruins
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.
April 14, 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.