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Christiansborg Palace

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Address: Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
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33927085
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Christiansborg Palace is situated on the little island of Slotsholmen...

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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Fantastic palace

Fantastic palace, great view from the tower in the middle of the whole city of Copenhagen. Wanted to live there :D

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Fantastic palace, great view from the tower in the middle of the whole city of Copenhagen. Wanted to live there :D

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We bought passes to all 4 parts of the castle available to the public. The reception rooms are beautiful, the horse stables have those gorgeous white horses in them, the old cooks quarter was nice, and the ruins were interesting. Definitely worth seeing.

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Beautiful place to visit. Only downside was that the tower which I particularly wanted to go up had over a 30 minute queue so you need to time it right.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You start and end on a gran staircase. In between there are grand rooms. Look at the walls, doors, ceiling, furnishings, artwork, and floors. The furniture is amazing to have survived with a glistening finish. Separately priced is the kitchen with the stoves, pots, pans, kettles etc. Watch the modern film on how they prepare a state dinner. The stables... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the reception rooms! So grand and ornate and nice to look at royal parties locations! I would skip the kitchen, stables, and ruins (we did it because we had the Copenhagen Card) so maybe visit if you buy the card but not worth the money otherwise! Take an hour to see the reception rooms!

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No visit to Copenhagen is complete without a trip to Christianborg Castle... well worth paying for the tour of the castle

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can visit the the Danish Royal family's rooms every day (except when the Royal family use the rooms on state visits and foreign royal families are visiting the Danish one)

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This palace was burned down twice. Excellent presentations of the history of Denmark. Be sure and visit this palace.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A really interesting visit in the Heart of Copenhagen. The palace takes no more than 2 hours to go around and is split into 4 parts. The main palace rooms with painting and history, the royal stables with horses and carriages, the royal kitchen and the archaeological ruins. The ruins were the most interesting as we had a guided tour... More 

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Amazing palace. Make sure to catch a free tour of the place rooms at 15.00! Well preserved and rich in history! Visit the stables before that which close at 16h

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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 neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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