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“Not much to see...under construction”

Christiansborg Palace
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$200.00*
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Copenhagen Castle Tour
Ranked #21 of 395 things to do in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Like much of Copenhagen, the place was under renovation so much of it was not available when we went. It might be worth the visit. Close buy, at the bus stop, you could find the canals tour that was one of the most enjoyable things we did in Copenhagen and that helped us to understand the city.

Thank SergioR2013
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Lots of tour groups mostly fro cruises but it's interesting to see locals going about their business and walking through the plaza .

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I have expected more from this palace. But considering the fact it is not very old there is still much to see. The Reception rooms are very nicely decorated - I especially liked the Flora Danica porcelain collection, crystal and glass canceliers.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We could not enjoy the outside area due to ongoing reconstruction works. But it was wonderful inside. Watch the video about its history and terrible fires that destroyed the previous palaces. Do not miss the Flora Danica - one of the world's most luxurious porcelain collections.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I purchased combined ticket, which included a guided tour to Christiansburg Palace, Royal stable and ruins of the foundation. Christiansburg is a royal palace and house of Danish parliament. Our guide told us family histories of many royals. We saw Royal Reception Rooms, the Prime Minister's Office, library, crockery room and many other impressive places. Camera was not allowed inside so could not capture the beauty.

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