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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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This is where the inner workings of the Danish government resides - Danish Parliament, Supreme Court and the Prime Minister's offices. Several fires destroyed the old place and it has since been reconstructed. Very impressive and should be a must visit for most visitors to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We walked through the grounds of the palace and were lucky to watch a horseman practicing his dressage in the central paddock area. Around the back are some beautiful secluded gardens where you can sit and relax with a lovely water feature in the centre.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a terrific place to visit and I'd say it even is a must see when in Copenhagen. It has really interesting and beautiful items and the views from the tower top are great and we'll worth the trip up in my opinion. You...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You must visit this palace if you are in Copenhagen. It is newer than other palace because it was reconstructed following some fires, so you will see simpler, less colored rooms, but still reach and tasteful.

Thank Alexandra E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A gorgeous big and extravagant palace its what you will see when you visit Christianborg Palace. Well reserved as its been use still in use, its a must attraction in Copenhagen.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Take a trip up the Palace tower, it has preceeding airport style security. Great views of the city all round, and it's free.

Thank TooLong2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived we nearly went in the Parliament entrance as we didn't see any signs for the palace entrance. Once we found out exactly where to go we did the self tour around the main palace and the kitchens. There was lots of interesting...More

Thank catri0nay0ung
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this Palace. We toured on a Sunday and did not wait in line. Did the self guided tour and enjoyed a comfortable pace throughout. Offered a lot of history. This is located next to the National Museum so was convenient to visit both.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the tower was only okay, but it was free! You also take 2 elevators so you don't have to walk up many steps. If the line isn't too long definitely go for it, but I wouldn't spend a long time waiting on...More

Thank studenttourist2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on Saturday around 5. There was hardly anyone at the palace. While the architecture is nice, the best part is going up the tower. There is no cost to go up (you do have to go through a full airport style security) and the...More

Thank Matt B
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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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