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Christiansborg Palace

Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
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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)
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Reviewed yesterday

The difference between the Danish royal family and the British crown is made obvious by just how accessible to the public this palace is.

Thank Dwav H
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you get to the Palace by noon you'll see the changing of the guards. Look to see if the flag is flying above the buildings, which denotes whether the Queen. Prince Fred or Princess Mary is at home.

Thank HappyTraveller60
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went solo on my trip, the grounds were beautiful with a staggering history, I very much enjoyed the ancient ruins & as I'm U18, went free

Thank honeybunny73
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is free to get to the top of it. The view are good. Very little stairs. They have a limit on the number of people that can stay at a time. I would much rather just visit the church of the savior that this....More

Thank gelsialb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pretty palace in the heart of Copenhagen. Great surrounding, the old port, the garden, the cathedral

Thank Gregorius S
Reviewed 4 days ago

it was nice to see and seeing the guards walking there and doing some marches it one of main places to see in Copenhagen

Thank Mira K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Round Tower is touted as the best view of the city, but save your $3 USD and visit "The View" at Christiansborg Palace. It's free to go up to the top, and the skyline is more beautiful than it is from Round Tower.

Thank Brandie P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a drive-by for us. We had 3 days in Copenhagen and didn't take the time to go inside. Like most of Europe, this is one more beautiful old-world place to visit.

Thank Futuremauian
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent some time at the Palace relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing. The guards that are all around the large courtyard are as friendly as we have seen on the trip. You can definitely take photos with them if you simply ask. I...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a classic European palace, so a definite must-see for anyone who is in that sort cultural and historical things. There's plenty to see inside and out, so I'd suggest allocating the whole or most of the day to it.

Thank Ana F
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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Jenny W
Did you go to the palace as a stand along tour. if so what was the cost of the tour there.
5 May 2017|
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Response from mhairi69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went as part of a group. But I think it's around 150 DK to gain access to all the public areas in the palace and kitchens. Really a lovely place to visit.
is there a metro Station near by ?
14 April 2017|
Response from rtpbutterfly | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the closest is Kongens Nytorv which is a bit of a walk, about 7 blocks away. There are several closer bus stops however which you could check.
Denise E
Do you know what hours the tower is open? I couldn't find it on the webiste. We'll only have a half day stopover in Copenhagen so probably not enough time to tour but would be good to take in the view. Thanks Denise
30 March 2017|
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Response from christiansborg | Property representative |
The tower is open Tuesday-Sunday: 11 AM-9 PM
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