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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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Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

Great and pretty castle, big place to discover. When we were there (2017 Juli) many parts and areas were renovated, so it was a little bit annoying that you cant even make a picture without containers or fences etc (this was true for most of...More

Thank Ingi5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We did a quick tour, lots a gold and splendor but this was just a contour to the main wonder which are the tapestries. Actually commissioned by the Danish business Association for the Queen, how wonderful, based on the designs of a famous Danish artist...More

Thank CCmilan
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Visit the Palace Rooms, ruins, tower and stables. Tower is free but get there at opening time as queues get big. No horses in stables but lots of old carriages and historical information. Get the single ticket that gives you entry to rooms stables and...More

Thank joe j
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

The palace is imposing from the outside and even once inside it is obvious that it is royalty and most people never have an opportunity to own items like this. You can leave your pram in the ticket area and the staff are very friendly....More

Thank Nomeian
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

There's lots to see at the Christianborg castle, many rooms inside the castle and the interior is quite beautiful. I spent about over 2 hours here and I'm not a history buff. Only thing was the ancient ruins went on for longer than I wanted...More

Thank Darina C
Reviewed July 23, 2017

This is a stop and shoot location for me, there are so many pretty places like this in Copenhagen, if I stopped for an hour in every one, I would not get around them all!

Thank edkemp2002
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Spent a pleasant morning here, as there are lots of different sections to look at. The ruins were very interesting, but sooo badly laid out - we tried to follow the arrows but we ended up reading all of the information totally out of chronological...More

Thank travels_ahoy
Reviewed July 21, 2017

We enjoyed visiting the church, the royal reception rooms, and the Tower, which has an elevator to the top, so one does not have to walk many flights of stairs, only one. Great views at the top. One can also visit the royal stable, although...More

Thank judi w
Reviewed July 21, 2017

With the Copenhagen card you get the palace, stables ruins kitchen etc all included. Palace is another pretty building stables looked promising shame no horses in summer month, kitchen can be missed out (somewhat contrived exhibition) long queues for the tower. Ruins worth a visit...More

Thank Albert Z
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Christiansborg Palace should be in your bucket list because it is one of the iconic landmarks of Copenhagen, it is a palace and at the same time a government building. The tour is all worth it since it has a unique stories. This small palace...More

Thank Jamal29054
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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
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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.