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“Recommend the guided tour”

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 October 7, 2013

We booked a guided tour in English to visit the Danish Parliament and would recommend it. It's brief (~35 min) and points out the highlights!

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We went to the stables and saw the old carets that the royals used over time. You can even see the gold-caret that is still used at special arrangements. Also the white horses is in the stables and you can pet them. We did a guided tour and it was excellent.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We arrived right before the changing of the guards and found a policeman that told us where to stand for best pictures. Up close and personal with all the music and marching.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Room after room of stunning beauty. So glad I visited. Not to be missed if you like visiting such palaces.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We didn't go inside. It's quite nice from the outside but nothing special, especially with the nicer palaces around copenhagen to see. Oh and like everywhere else in Copenhagen its currently got construction going on.

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