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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  • Something to entertain everyone in the family. Free on Copenhagen Card. You get entry to the Ruins underneath, the Royal Recpetion rooms, the Royal Kitchen, the Stables... A lovely way to spend an aft...  more »
  • In the Christianborg Palace, 3 Government authorities of Denmark, concentrate which makes it a Palace with lots of activity. The history of this Palace you can enjoy with your visits and it is impressive that he continues writing, despite having been reconstituted on 3 occasions
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  • There wasn't time to visit, from the outside looks like an impressive historical building, beautiful grounds, we are able to climb the Tower from which you can see magnificent views of Copenhagen on four sides with an indication of the skyline
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  • 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.
  • This is one of the current castles for the royal family. Apparently this is the 3rd Christianborg Castle, as the last 2 burned down. The castle has 6 separate exhibits, which all opens at different hours. To be safe, winter hours are 11am-3:30pm, very short hours, so plan accordingly. The royal stable was really good with beautiful mild mannered horses, it does smell like a stable, so be aware of that, but it was my favorite exhibit out of the 6. The royal kitchen was very small but quite interesting. The theater was closed for private event the day I was there, so I was disappointed I couldn't visit. The tower elevator up to the top to get a nice view of the city was really nice. Definitely a must see if you are in the city
  • An interesting place. I highly recommend to take the lift inside the tower. It's FREE and the views from the top worth it.
  • The Christianborg Tower has free admission and a great view of Copenhagen! Prepare to queue.
  • Visit to the Christiansborg Castle is highly recommended. Places to visit include the Royal Reception Rooms, the Royal Kitchen, the Ruins under Christiansborg, the Palace Chapel, the Royal Stables and the Tower. Set aside at least 2-3 hours as there is so much history and things to see. Entry fee inclusive with purchase of Copenhagen Card.

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