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Christiansborg Palace

Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
+45 33 92 70 85
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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We visited the palace and walked around it in the day and then returned to go up the tower in the afternoon. It is free to go up the tower but you have to put your bags through a scanner. It is mostly elevators to...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked through the palace on a walking tour. Beautiful buildings, would only be good with a tour guide to tell you the history.

Thank Sarah P
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Splendid buildings and well presented and informative exhibitions. Really struggled to find the entrance but not sure if that’s just my (lack of) sense of direction!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can buy individual or combined admission tickets but all the sights are free with the Copenhagen card, so if you don’t like some it doesn’t matter you can just do a short try out. The Royal reception rooms are interesting for their grand scale...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately for us the palace was closed as the Queen was doing an investiture and the tower is closed on Mondays so we took the 2 visits that were available to us. To view the kitchens took us no more than 15 minutes but well...More

Thank seat47
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our visit to Christiansborg. The palace is absolutely stunning and you really get a feel for the country’s history. Make sure you also visit the smaller exhibitions such as the kitchen tour which was so well done!

Thank Stacey R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't go into this castle, as there are so many to choose from and we were running short on time. We did, however, opt to go to the castle ruins found underneath. This visit was more interesting than some of the castles that we...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The building itself is very nice. But the most awesome thing about it is that you can go to the top for free to enjoy it’s magnificent view. The average wait time is about 10-15 minutes and there is a security check as well. But...More

Thank _Rocket-Raccoon_2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Christiansborg primarily to see the tapestries that was given to the queen as her 50th birthday present, but were presented to her on her 60th birthday. Once one sees the intricacy of the designs the amount of work and sheer scale of...More

Thank Tristan S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not many places let you in for free anymore. This place is the exception! While you do have to pay to see other parts of the palace, the trip up the tower to take in the view of the city is FREE. Definitely worth it....More

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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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Ehsutee
4 April 2018|
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Response from Myke S | Reviewed this property |
Yes I don’t have that info ... I never visited the tower myself
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GingerPrincess11
2 January 2018|
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Response from Wargravian | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there were horses training in the paddock when we arrived - they'd love it! I'd just recommend not going into too much history - do the fun stuff and keep it interesting.
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Chrissie H
30 September 2017|
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Response from Mjk63 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the combined ticket at the reception and it’s valid for the reception rooms, stable , kitchen , ruins underneath for 48 hrs. There’s also and antique market outside the palace once a week.
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