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Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace © Tomasz G. Sienicki
Christiansborg Palace © Tomasz G. Sienicki

When sightseeing in Denmark, architecture enthusiasts and history buffs fall in love with the Christiansborg Palace. A winter snowfall adds to its romantic fairytale appearance, its appeal further enhanced by the presence of ruins dating as far back as 1167 AD, when it existed as Absalon's Castle. The complex consists of several different buildings, centred round a Baroque Revival core and home to important institutions such as the Danish Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court. The royal family uses the palace church, the Royal Reception Rooms and the Riding Ground Complex.

Address: Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 København

Website: www.christiansborgslot.dk

Transport: Busses: 1A, 2A, 26, 40, 66, 350S; and Metro line: Kongens Nytorv Station or Nørreport Station

Opening times: Most of the palace is open daily between 10am to 5pm; between October and April it is closed on Mondays. It is always possible that the palace might be closed for special events.

Admission: Royal Reception Rooms, adults DKK 90 and children DKK 45; the Ruins, adults DKK 50 and children DKK 25; combined ticket for several attractions, adults DKK 150 and children DKK 75.