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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 3, 2016

Rivals the best royal palaces in Europe. Magnificent in its stunning simplicity. Beautiful grounds; near many museums. A definite stop whilst in Copenhagen.

Thank Stan W
Reviewed July 3, 2016

There are a couple of exhibitions that we did not visit, one of which is in the basement where you can see the original foundations of an earlier building. There is another tower that you can visit, and on the way up in the first...More

Thank jharr1s0n
Reviewed July 2, 2016

This palace is a wonderful example of the architecture found throughout the city and you can feel history standing in the courtyard, viewing the royal halls and underground ruins. One of the workers directed us to the tower which is free to visitors. This little...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Everything about the Palace is beautiful. The rooms so well proportioned. Very little furniture to detract you from the sheer size and grandeur. Immaculately kept, that's why you wear plastic overshoes. One of the most glorious Royal homes we have ever visited.

Thank dabby44
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

There's a lot going on at this historic structure that it turned into areal good rainy day activity in this wonderful city.

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is the Danish equivalent to Buckingham in England. Here you get to go into all the state rooms and stand where the Queen and visiting dignitaries stood. The room of tapestries is the best and most interesting. Take a guide for the history as...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2016

Get a tour with Palace. Worth the time --interesting items to see and view. Elaborate palace with many rooms to see

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Reviewed June 29, 2016

Many different areas to see, all the rooms are ornamentally adorned. This I guess is why you need to wear the plastic shoe covers. Like everything in Copenhagen it's $55 for two adults, if you charge it they will charge you a service fee so...More

Thank kz44tz
Reviewed June 28, 2016

If you will be looking for the fountain at Christiansborg square in Kopenhagen, you’ll end up being disappointed. While in Denmark we wanted to replay some scenes from the series like Borgen, Birgitte Nyborg conversing with Bent Sejrø while sitting on the fountain. Well unfortunately...More

Thank MPloegerDenHaag
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nice visit. Going through the Royal Palace rooms is a very nice. Many spectacular rooms, carpets and history through the visit. The Royal kitchen in a great experience t know all the logistics involving a Royal Dinner. The ruins is also very impressive and...More

Thank Guilherme P
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
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Jenny W
Did you go to the palace as a stand along tour. if so what was the cost of the tour there.
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.
is there a metro Station near by ?
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.
Denise E
Do you know what hours the tower is open? I couldn't find it on the webiste. We'll only have a half day stopover in Copenhagen so probably not enough time to tour but would be good to take in the view. Thanks Denise
March 30, 2017|
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Response from christiansborg | Property representative |
The tower is open Tuesday-Sunday: 11 AM-9 PM
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