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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
Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 92 70 85
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is really six visits in one - the Royal Apartments , the Stables , the archeological crypt , the old kitchens , the chapel and the tower , but fortunately you don’t have to do them all in one hit . So we thought...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Free to go up the tower with great views of the city. Just generally a nice building, with horses often galloping outside it.

Thank rdhudson91
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the Copenhagen Card which covered all the sections and made the visit worthwhile. Some bits we may not have visited without it, but all were worthwhile with it. The Royal Apartments are interesting and interpreted in the context of Danish history. Very opulent...More

Thank Callum G
Reviewed 3 days ago

My teen daughter and I visited this Palace in January 2018. Room after stunning room of beautiful interiors and fascinating history kept us entertained for probably 3-4 hours. I particularly remember the detail and information about the major fires that destroyed the palace twice. Probably...More

Thank Joanna G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An informative and eye opening view of how Danish royalty live beautiful rooms and plenty of exhibits to look at .

Thank lambert129
Reviewed 5 days ago

So we didn't actually go in the Palace as we didn't have enough time, but we did go up the tower, which is completely free of charge. So worth it, you don't even have to climb up as there's a lift and the views from...More

Thank NadieK1187
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Impressive palace with huge grounds to wander round. It’s very central and easy to get to. With different areas and buildings to explore you can lose a couple of hours here

Thank lozliz7
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Chistiansborg Castle in ealy June. The palace is fantastic and the different aoprts very well maintained. There is a good information service so the tourist knows what to see. One of the sections visited in the castle is a part used in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Copenhagen card only covered the reception hall aka tapestry rooms. It wasn’t very crowded at all. There’s poor signage, so we tend to see where other people are heading to before we discovered where the entrance was. Tickets were available at the gift shop...More

1  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed walk around and all the sights. It was fun to read about the different kings and queens. I think we spent more time here than we had anticipated because it was interesting and beautiful.Working palace of the queen, seat to the parliament,...More

Thank mathiasrud
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
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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2 January 2018|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Of course - kids of most ages should find something of interest
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.
8 July 2017|
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Response from HenriRoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. I agree with the other answer, it's not worth paying for the stables or the kitchens individually. We didn't do the City Card as a lot of the attractions were outside the main city/we didn't want to do The... More