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Christiansborg Palace is the home of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) and the Danish Government. On its own island  in the centre of Copenhagen, Christiansborg is one of the city’s most fascinating attractions.

Christiansborg is also a functioning royal palace, and as a visitor you can see much of this, such as the Royal Kitchen, the Royal Stables and the Royal Reception Rooms. Here you can see the throne room where the Queen sits to receive foreign ambassadors. Otherwise you can ascend the palace’s 106m tall tower, which gives you one of the best views over Copenhagen.

Interior of Christiansborg Palace
Interior of Christiansborg Palace

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Tickets to Christiansborg’s various sections are individually priced, but best value is the combination ticket. This is DKK 150 (US$25) for adults and free for children. This includes access to the Royal Reception Rooms, Royal Stables, Royal Kitchen and the Ruins.

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Getting there is easy, as Christiansborg Palace lies at the heart of the city. Less than 10 minutes from Nyhavn by bike and just a few minutes walk from Strøget, the city’s main shopping street.

Alternatively, bus tours stop outside, and many canal tours start and finish outside Christiansborg.

Guard at Christiansborg Palace
Like Amalienborg, Christiansborg is guarded by Royal Guards

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The tower is free of charge, but you may have to queue so get there early, and be prepared to wait at weekends. However, the view is definitely worth it!

Entry is free with a Copenhagen Card so why not combine Christiansborg with a Canal Tour departing from Gammel Strand? Both are included with the card, and it’ll make for a fantastic afternoon.

Don’t miss out on the library garden. Directly facing the doors to the parliament, through an arch, is the Bibliotekshaven (library garden). It’s quiet, peaceful and beautiful.

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