The former royal palace now serves as the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Government Office and the museum. It is built on the island of Slotsholmen.

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Although Christiansborg is an active seat of parliament and government, much of the interior of the former royal chambers is open to the public every day.

The magnificent palace in the heart of the city

Christiansborg has served as a royal palace and one of the main residences of Danish kings since the early 18th century. After two massive fires in the late 18th and mid-19th centuries, the so-called "Third Christiansborg" was built and still stands today.

Construction began in 1907 and was completed in 1928. The palace is built in neo-Baroque style and contains several blocks of buildings as well as a royal riding hall with stables for horses.

The only surviving older building is the central palace church, dating from 1826, which was not affected by the second fire.

Christiansborg today

The palace complex is today divided roughly in two halves.

The southern part is not open to the public and contains the Danish Parliament, the Government Office and the Supreme Court. The northern part is still intended for royal use and has been partially rebuilt as a museum of the royal chambers.

The biggest attraction is the royal stables and the inner courtyard, which is still used as a training ground for horses.

Entrance fees and opening hours

The former royal chambers are currently open to the public:

  • The Royal Reception Rooms
  • The Royal Kitchen
  • The Royal Stables
  • Palace Church
  • A small part of the ruins of the original palace

Open every day from 10:00-18:00, with shorter opening hours in winter and closed on Mondays, see official website.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Ruins, Royal Stables or Royal Kitchen - each separately - 60 dkk
  • Royal reception rooms - 95 dkk
  • All together - 120 dkk

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