When sightseeing in Denmark, the Christiansborg Palace is a gem for lovers of architecture and history, and a winter snowfall adds to its romantically royal appearance. This major attraction's appeal is 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 by a neo-baroque core, and is home to important institutions: 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. From the front steps of the main castle, there are also some stunning churches within easy viewing distance. This attraction embodies the essence of Danish history, architecture and royalty. It is best to do a guided tour of Christiansborg Palace as although the state rooms and everything else are very impressive there is not much information available; a guide will enrich your visit by explaining the historical, cultural and political significance of what you are seeing. Tours are usually conducted twice a day and there is no extra charge.
Opening times: Open daily from 10am to 5pm; between October and April it is closed on Mondays.
Admission: Royal Reception Rooms, adults DKK 80 and children DKK 40; the Ruins, adults DKK 40 and children DKK 20; combined ticket for all attractions, adults DKK 110 and children DKK 55.