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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So aesthetically pleasing, every room is beautiful. It felt a privilege to be able to see such a beautiful place

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the must see sites in Copenhagen is Christianborg Palace. From it's breath taking exterior to it's memorizing Royal Reception rooms, it's not to be missed on your tour.  ​​ It's worth getting the group ticket to see all four of the attractions here....More

1  Thank HenriRoe
Reviewed 3 days ago

This palace still houses some of the governmental offices, but the open tour rooms are amazing. We enjoyed the art and artifacts, china, and the stables on our quick visit. Even the hallway by the giftshop is home to some stunning sculptures, and we picked...More

1  Thank Frances W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

DO NOT LET THE 3 stars fool you... Christiansborg palace is a must must if you are any where near Copenhagen, however, among other Copenhagen/Euro sites, the thrice built palace is only average in grandeur. The tour of a single floor is adequate yet not...More

Thank Elliott Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rich beyond belief is the only way to describe this. We wandered in off the street and our eyes fell out even at the places we didn't have to pay to see!

1  Thank Slightly_Wst_of_Sane
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 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.

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Gregorius S
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 ?
15 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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