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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Prins Joergens Gaard 1, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed yesterday

The line to see the tower was quite long, but our guide told us that it is often much longer – be prepared to wait up to 1,5 hours at busy times. The tower itself is beautiful, hosting a wonderful meeting point of the past...More

Thank Tommyst20
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must see while in Copenhagen and not far from center of town and little mermaid. Enjoyed both visits to Christainsborg Palace.

Thank Volmoore
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a good place to walk around .. it had a big playground and the horses in stable are really big, they are the royal horses. The tower in the palace gives a good view of the city and it’s beautiful

Thank coolpm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great afternoon spent wandering around the dining rooms and kitchen - unfortunately the queue was too long for the tower - avoid Saturday afternoons! The highlight of the tour was the lovely lady in the kitchens - I am so annoyed I didn't catch her...More

Thank Ceams
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't remember off hand what time the changing of the guard is, but definitely worth seeing this. The soldiers march along the street beforehand playing their instruments, and then come into the courtyard. There is a bit of a ceremony for the changing of...More

Thank LadyCrawford3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Christiansborg Palace is extraordinarily beautiful and grand. Very much a working palace, it houses the Danish parliament, the Supreme Court, the Office of the Prime minister and has offices for the Queen. Upon approach, watch the famous Royal horses being exercised out front in the...More

Thank MickyC-AUS
Reviewed 1 week ago

I accidentally went to Christiansborg Palace on a biking day. The tower is open to the public for free to take the lift up for a nice city view from the palace. Even though there is usually a queue for entering the tower and the...More

Thank Wing Yee Winnie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well archtiectured building that does not disappoint! The guards parade is well worth a watch plus the guided tour!

Thank Charlie88Mac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across the Christiansborg Palace by accident as we were heading out on a visit elsewhere.When we saw it we immediately headed over as it is just so beautiful & grand.It wasn't at all busy which was surprising.Definately somewhere to come & visit when...More

Thank kascem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the visit - especially the Tarnet (tower). It's free, but the lines can be quite long (unless you make reservations and dine at the restaurant there). You go up an elevator, then upba few steps to get to the top. It's kind of...More

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GingerPrincess11
2 January 2018|
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Response from Latinhunny33 | Reviewed this property |
Sure .... you'll have to keep an eye on them to ensure they don't wander off where people are not allowed but it's an easy attraction to visit with chidlren.
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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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lblancoct
8 July 2017|
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Response from HenriRoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. I agree with the other answer, it's not worth paying for the stables or the kitchens individually. We didn't do the City Card as a lot of the attractions were outside the main city/we didn't want to do The... More
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