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Christiansborg Palace

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Address: Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Christiansborg Palace is situated on the little island of Slotsholmen...

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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A nice setting. Tickets are easy to get and everything is well guided. Lots to see and easy to find.

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A nice setting. Tickets are easy to get and everything is well guided. Lots to see and easy to find.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Only went to the royal stables (only open at 13h30) very beautiful & you see the horses in their stalls. Also a variety of different carriages. Entry fee Dkr 50. If you are going to view the reception roms aswell, purchase a combination ticket for Dkr 150. The ruins Dkr 50 quite facinating & well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the 3pm guided tour in English of the royal reception rooms. It took just over an hour and was worth doing. We then walked around again to look at a few rooms the tour misses. The new tapestries are very interesting I also liked the china cabinet.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This site is for fans of the Danish TV show, Borgen. You can relive the scenes and bring the characters to life with a visit to the parliament building. We visited as part of a walking tour but went back to have a more detailed visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have seen palaces, there is nothing unique about this one. From the outside both front and back the building looks nice.

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this area which has all the palaces and the from here we can see the opera house too. all the tours stop at this place and we can take photographs with the guards .

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely place, do not hesitate to visit the halls, amazing! And also visit the tower for free, nice view from above.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Christianborg Palace is still the seat of the Danish parliament. But you can tour parts that are open to the public. You can by one ticket to cover 4 tours or take whichever tours you are interested in. We found the ruins tour to be the most fascinating. Most of that tour is underground beneath what is now the palace... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can't really stay too long, and there's a bit of a faff to find the entrance, but for those of you keen on architecture and photography like me, definitely worth the visit. Also has political significance as the Danish parliament.

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Typical palace with all the things you would expect to see but still interesting enough to make the effort

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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 venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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