Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

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The seat of the country's parliament, the stately Christiansborg Palace stands directly above the ruins of a castle that existed in this very spot nearly 1,000 years ago. Take a guided tour of the palace to see its famous royal reception rooms used by the queen to entertain visiting heads of state. Be sure to visit the largest of the reception rooms, a hall so vast it can seat up to 400 guests. For a crash course in Danish history, visit the remains of the original castle to learn about the palace's long service as a royal residence and seat of legislative power. Check the website for downloadable maps of the palace. Add Christiansborg Palace to your Copenhagen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Copenhagen holiday planning site .
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  • You can get free up the Christiansborg's Tower and enjoy views over the city. There can be only approximately 50 people at a time up there, so you can risk a little latency.
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  • Best kept secret. The tapestries are recent productions - not what you normally think of - but 9 in a series which relates the history of Copenhagen and Denmark from early Middle Ages to “the Future”....  more »
  • You must come from 11:30 at the changing of the guard that lasts 1 / 2 hours. Nice to see when visiting the North of Copenhagen.
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  • Christiansborg Palace is a construction about you'll ask yourself what's exactly there if you are exploring the area. I reckon I was impressed by the imposing facade more than when being inside. Not everything is accessible to visitors, as it's the home of the Parliament, the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court. A positive aspect is that here, compared with other palaces or castles, you're not limited in your visit and you can take your time to examine the rooms, paintings, interior decor and even the books from the Queen's library. With a full ticket you can see the whole palace, the stables and the archeological traces of the previous Royal residencies over which the current one has been built.
  • Very beautiful building in the center of Copenhagen which I believe hosts the parliament at the moment. There is free access to the top of the tower (look for signs) which is worth for great views on the city (they say you can see as far as Sweden in clear days). However there is some queue to do and you have to do an airport style check to get up (with elevator) so take into account at least 20 minutes wait. There is also a restaurant at the top, and if you are not too tired you can come down by stairs.
  • Boring as it may sound, this is the reign of power in Denmark. Take a guided tour, visit the underground and learn of the three previous castles on this location. Recommended if you are in to history. I liked
  • Very nice place to see. When you have good weather, make sure not to miss a spectacular view from the tower (it's free). Other things are paid but definitely worth the money. The royal rooms are my favorite, I think it is the most lovely part of whole Christiansborg. Stables and kitchen are smaller but nice visit as well. Underground is quite big and has very distinguished atmosphere. Only con is that it is usually quite crowded so think about time of your visit and prepare to spend couple of hours to enjoy everything.
  • Christiansborg Palace is a palace and government building on the islet of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the seat of the Danish Parliament the Danish Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court of Denmark. Also, several parts of the palace are used by the Danish monarch, including the Royal Reception Rooms, the Palace Chapel and the Royal Stables.
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