Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg are castles built on top of castles. Here, Danish kings lived, and here you can discover a collection of art by some of the most famous artists of all time as well as the Royal Stables and much more.

Explore the Danish kingdoms centre
Christiansborg is much more than parliamentary debates and political sections. The palace in the middle of Copenhagen tells a nearly 1000 year old story and invites its visitor inside the royal apartments.

Palace for 800 years
The present Christiansborg Palace was inaugurated in 1928. But it was Bishop Absalon, who in 1167 decided to build a castle on the then small island between Zealand and Amager. In the underground excavations under Christiansborg Palace, you can explore the ruins of the first two buildings on the site: Bishop Absalon's medieval castle and the fairytale Copenhagen Castle, which was demolished in 1731. In the ruins you can also see an exhibition about Christiansborgs more than 800 year history as a medieval castle, royal palace and stronghold of democracy. From 10 June to the beginning of 2014 the ruins under Christiansborg are closed due the construction of a new entrance and better facilities.

The Queen's Welcome
At the palace you can visit the Royal Reception Rooms, which are still used by Queen Margrethe today. Christiansborg Palace was the main residence of the royal family until 1794 which then moved to Amalienborg Palace. The queen continues to use large parts of Christiansborg for gala dinners, evening parties, New Year's receptions and audiences.

Art history
When the Reception Rooms are not being used by the Queen, they are open to the public, so you can explore the royal halls and chambers. You can also enjoy the collection of classical and modern art, manufactured by Danish artists such as Nicolai Abildgaard, C. V. Eckersberg and Joachim Skovgaard. In the Great Hall hangs Bjørn Nørgaard's impressive tapestry from 2000 which by colorful pictures show Denmark's history for more than 1000 years.

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Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Slotsplads 1218
Copenhagen
Telephone: +45 33 92 64 92
E-mail: Christiansborg Palace

Opening hours
The Royal Reception Rooms and Ruins
Everyday 10 AM - 5 PM
October to April closed on Mondays

Christiansborg Palace Chapel
Every Sunday, Easter holidays, July and autumn holidays from 12 PM - 4 PM

Admission
The Royal Reception Rooms
Adults 70 DKK
Students 60 DKK
Children (7-14 years) 35 DKK

The ruins
Adults 40 DKK
Students 30 DKK
Children (7-14 years) 20 DKK

The Royal Stables and Carriages
Adults 20 DKK
Children (7-14 years) 10 DKK

The chapel
Free

Joint ticket
Adults 95 DKK
Students 75 DKK
Children (7-14 years) 45 DKK