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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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Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed yesterday

This is quite a spectacular palace located in the centre of Copenhagen with a lot of history and a stunning interior. I won't give away too much as its part of the fun to explore and learn whist visiting. Having burnt down several times the...More

Thank Daryl M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is where the danish royalty and parliament meet. We are able to visit the royal rooms, the royal stables, the royal kitchen and the ruins. As a bonus you can also climb the tower (elevator and stairs) and have a great view of Copenhagen.There...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the Copenhagen card, so we got free admittance into all areas of the palace. The ruins were really cool! The reception hall and palace were equally as good. Would definitely recommend getting the ticket to go in all areas. The fact the place...More

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a calm Place where to take a bite and also climbing the Tower for some views of the city, the restaurant is a bit expenssive

Thank Deishya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to walk around the parliament buildings and the view from the tower was worth the queue. well worth visiting and not very crowed early afternoon

Thank Lewis O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the palaces in Denmark and worth a visit. Has a lookout point for a great view of the city center.

Thank Chaitanya S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This palace is bigger and brighter than Rosenborg. The grand rooms are impressive but the real highlight is the modern tapestries that tell the history of Denmark. Everyone must wear covers on their shoes so be careful not to slip.

Thank avwtravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very posh palace, equal to any in Europe. Was under construction when we were there. Still pleasantly killed a few hours going through the palace.

Thank dadiodude
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Throughly enjoyed our time here. We were lucky to get on a guided tour of the Royal rooms. It was excellent and very informative. Be sure to go up in the tower, it’s free and has great views!

Thank SFtravelUpstateNY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace is definately worth spending an entire day.. the royal kitchen the royal stable the ruins all r worth seeing .. it took us almost half day to see the entire palace and still we wanted to see more . The palace tower is...More

Thank Vikas J
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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
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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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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