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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 January 17, 2017

There are several places of interest at the Christiansborg castle but I only had time to join a guided tour through the royal reception rooms and I strongly recommend it! Check the dates and time in advance to make sure you won't miss it in...More

Thank InnaVelikova
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We did the tour of the palace when we were there , palace tour very informative , guide very good , did tour of the stables and kitchen , was good to see how everthing worked in a modern castle pity the royal family don't...More

Thank Jeanette K
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Walking tours of the palace happen daily so it is worth finding out when these are for a guided tour. The tapestries and the library were particular highlights for me. The Palace is used by the Danish government for offices and many State functions are...More

Thank PAR82
Reviewed January 16, 2017

I didn't go into the castle, not sure you can, but I went up the tower. I love going up towers and seeing different cities unfold in front of you

Thank 888Thedisneygirl
Reviewed January 16, 2017

I would stay your enjoyment factor would be heavily influenced by your love of architechure or history. We had a copenhagen card which got us free entry and I think I would have been disappointed had I needed to pay to enter

Thank James G
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We had planned to visit the palace and were delighted to find out we could take trip to the top. We took a lift to the viewing point after going through airport style security. The views from the top were breath taking, even though we...More

Thank helensV4047KI
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

This is an absolute must see for fans of downtown abbey or lovers of pride and prejudice! The royal palace with the decadent rooms and beautiful art work cause you to stop and just take a breath and admire the beauty !

Thank katew096
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

I visited Christiansborg Palace in the summer and winter. Architecturally, it is absolutely beautiful. Make sure you take a walk through the open courtyard on your visit!

Thank James M
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Every day at 12 o'clock there is a changing of the guard outside the palace. Soldiers, with a marching band, walk down through the town to the palace. The square in front of the palace is spacious and there is plenty of room to watch...More

Thank Robina E
Reviewed January 12, 2017

Lovely castle from in and out. Be sure to reserve some time for nice walks in the park. Lots of history, rich decoration...

Thank izi f
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|
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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.
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.