Christiansborg Slot

Christiansborg Slot, Copenhagen

Christiansborg Slot
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles • Government Buildings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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 neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • Kongens Nytorv • 8 min walk
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Lucy R
Chelmsford, UK6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
I only had time to visit the reception rooms as we spent longer there than we thought there. Myself and my partner very much enjoyed the reception rooms, it was probably my favourite part of the whole trip to Copenhagen! We got a lot more out of it than we thought we would! I'm so interested in finding out more about Queen Margaret I I want to watch the recent film adaptation if I can find where to watch it! And I'm not one for period dramas usually! Very good experience and would completely recommend!
Written December 1, 2021
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Squidhead
Costa Mesa, CA415 contributions
Aug 2021
Climb up the tower to see amazing views of Copenhagen! Check out the different options as to whether you want to see the ruins, stables, kitchen, etc. I enjoyed the various rooms in the palace, but especially the tower so I could take great photos of the city.
Written November 14, 2021
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Torutoper
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium618 contributions
Sep 2021
Very beautiful castle to visit. you can buy a combi ticket visiting the official rooms, stables, old kitchen and ruins. The official rooms are beautiful, very brigh and modern. Must do visit. Also nice to see the royal stables (only on weekends).
Ruins and old kitchen was less interesting.
Written September 14, 2021
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The5MRanch
Calabasas, CA675 contributions
Aug 2021
If you are only in Copenhagen for a short time, the tour of the Christianborg Slot is the one you really need to take, beautiful rooms, amazing kitchen and interesting underground ruins!
Written August 27, 2021
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IrishTraveller0
Dublin, Ireland116 contributions
Aug 2021
There are four separate places to see - main palace is good but not much in English, download the audio guide in advance. The man on reception is quite rude.
Free, lockers on site.
The kitchen is interesting but small and nothing in English.
The underground\caverns are larger than expecting but again not much really to see, kids might enjoy it. Free lockers here aswell.
The stables are only interesting if you like horses.
For the price, audio guides should be provided.
The palace church was closed.
Can see it all in an hour.
Written August 25, 2021
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Tatiana L
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Solo
I am very disappointed by how the castle handles COVID spreading. I was not allowed in the castle as I refused to put the blue shoe covers on my bare feet in the flip flops. God knows who was touching these shoe covers and how many bacteria they contain. I understand they want to protect the floors, but how about protecting the human health against COVID spreading!
Written July 22, 2021
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Frank P
Arlington, VA333 contributions
Jun 2021
Very beautiful. I would highly recommend seeing this. We just walked around this area and took a ton of pictures.
Written June 13, 2021
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sfp58
Coquitlam, Canada122 contributions
Nov 2019
This palace has the 17 modern tapestries that were a gift to Margarethe on her 50th birthday. They are gorgeous. We ran though the place in an hour and a half before closing, but you really should allow more time to see it all. I wish there was more information on the 'Atlas' pillars in an entry hall, because they are wonderful. I have not been able to find any information on who carved them. They were one of the highlights for me. All the Reception Rooms are very grand and lovely to wander through.
Written October 28, 2020
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Mejuffrouw
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands30 contributions
Sep 2020
We very much enjoyed visiting the Christiansborg. We went all the way to the top of the tower for a fantastic view of Copenhagen (you could even see a little bit of Sweden in the distance); we really recommend doing this! It was quite windy and cold, so make sure you bring a jacket or sweater. On the way to the top you could see old, massive statues which were remainings of the castle in older times and that were stored inside the tower, that was quite cool to see. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
For most of the way up you can take an elevator. Only the last part is a bit of stairs. And to make it even better: It is free of charge!
Written September 19, 2020
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Patrícia Ferreira Guedes
Almada, Portugal37 contributions
Dec 2019
Our 5yo loved the tour in the ruins, one of the most excitment tours we took in Copenhagen. The video about the history of the city was very interesting.
Written June 5, 2020
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