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Royal Stables

Indre By (Inner City)
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Address: Christiansb Ridebane 12, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Phone Number:
+45 33 40 10 10
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Transport yourself back to days of royalty in Copenhagen. Gaze at the...

Transport yourself back to days of royalty in Copenhagen. Gaze at the old-time carriages and saddles, admire uniforms worn by riders in days of yore and meet the modern-day residents of the actual stables. Giddy-up!

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Beautiful stables and the chance to meet the horse!

This is a small attraction showing the stables - including the beautiful horses if you are lucky enough - the royal carriages (some are still used) and an exhibition of various... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The royal stables keeps many white horses. Some are friendly and you can touch them gently. Plan this to be part of your visit to the Christianborg palace. Due to time constraints, I've just spent 15 minutes in here. You could be here perhaps 45 minutes to see the carriages and accessories exhibits as well.

Thank cherleek
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small attraction showing the stables - including the beautiful horses if you are lucky enough - the royal carriages (some are still used) and an exhibition of various horse related gifts given to the Royal family over the years. Great if you love horses and good value if you buy a combined ticket covering all of the... More 

Thank Babyalmie
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Short stop with card or combo ticket. Get to see ( and stroke) some of the horses and view the carriages used in the past and present royal processions. Short video on the work of the stables and that's it. Only a 10-15 minute visit. Wouldn't recommend it if you were buying the individual ticket unless you absolutely love horses!

Thank ben w
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

You have to take the time to check out the Royal Stables and the Royal Kitchen while visiting Christiansborg Palace. This is quite a large area where they keep all the horses that are used for the carriages and riding. They still use the horses and carriages for special ceremonies and state functions. There are horses for the mounted Guard... More 

1 Thank Lee386
Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Royal Stables (circa 1700s) houses royal riding horses and the horses that pull royal carriages for ceremonies, including royal weddings and state functions, as well as the horses of the mounted Gard Hussars when they are in Copenhagen. These beautiful horses encompass an equestrian tradition hundreds of years old that makes them a national treasure. The stable is located... More 

1 Thank Jazzdat
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Royal Stables are part of the Christiansborg Palace experience. Outside, you can see the grounds where sometimes the horses are seen being walked by their handlers. It is free to stand here and look in the grounds area. Inside the stables (you will require a ticket), you can where the horses are kept, as well as a room featuring... More 

Thank Roddlez
North Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

The Royal stables are a shorter visit at the end of June/July as the horses are out to pasture. The exhibit in its place is nice, but probably not worth it on its own (as part of Copenhagen card, it was worth the stop). The carriages have a nice history to them.

Thank themanofec
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum including the stables where you can visit the horses (at least in May, sometimes they're out of pasture). There is about six or seven different areas that you're able to visit different buildings.

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

My wife is a horse lover so I tagged along for an hour. It was much more enjoyable than I anticipated and the horses are spectacularly beautiful creatures. Pale white horses used purely for royal carriage use and royal engagements. The stables are excellent and there's an interesting little trip through history with a section devoted to antique carriages used... More 

Thank Mark B
Ocean City, Maryland
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

It was interesting to see the horses, carriages, and the ceremonial garb worn by the horses for special occasions. Interestingly the white horses are black until between age 6 and 7. Some of the horses we saw still had many black spots remaining.

Thank Sue A

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