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Visiting Christiansborg Palace Copenhagen

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Christiansborg Palace

The Christiansborg Palace Tour

The Christiansborg Palace Tour

1. Royal Reception Rooms

1. Royal Reception Rooms

Located on the first floor and the ground floor, the rooms of the Palace are basically used for the monarch's official functions such as state dinners, banquets, New Year's eve, audiences, the council of the state and diplomatic accreditations. The rooms are adorned richly with artworks and furniture. The rooms can be reached when you go through the Queens's Gate and then the Hall of the Halberdiers to the King's Stairway. At the end of the stairs is the Audience Chamber and the State Council Room.

2. Parliament Wing

2. Parliament Wing

The Parliament Wing on the first floor is structured around the Lobby. At the ends of the Lobby are the rooms of Rigsdagen, who is the former bicameral parliament and the Folketing Chamber which has been in use for Sole Legislative Assembly. Other rooms accompanying the wing are the Administration office and the Speaker's Office.

3. The Concert Hall

3. The Concert Hall

The Concert Hall at the Tivoli Gardens has a capacity of over 1,600 people. The Hall is used for both classical music and musicals via events and shows. The Tivoli Gardens orchestra performs in the Concert Hall under the same name as Tivoli Symphony Orchestra.

4. The Palace Chapel

4. The Palace Chapel

The Danish Monarch uses the Palace Chapel for religious ceremonies of the Danish Royal Family, notable baptisms, official confirmations and others. Sometimes it is also used by the Danish Parliament for the service in Church with the parliament opening.

5. The Court Theatre

5. The Court Theatre

Opposite to Riding school, the Court Theatre is in the Southern Wing over the Royal Stables of the Riding Ground Complex. The Theatres has the collections of the Museum Theatre and the hall is used for lectures, television programmes and theatre performances.

6. The Tower

6. The Tower

The Tower, in 2014 was made open to the public. Until now it has been the tallest in the building. They have refurbished the interiors of the tower and a new restaurant was opened in the Tower replacing the storage room. No charges are levied for the Viewing Platform and only a security check is mandatory at the entry because of the nature of the Tower. An elevator is also present.

7. The Marble Bridge and The Pavilions

7. The Marble Bridge and The Pavilions

An extremely elegant bridge made of sandstone, sculpted by Louis August le Clerc, is in between the 2 wings of the Palace with medallions. Pavements made of Norwegian marble and a roadway of cobblestones is another major attraction of the Palace. The pavilions are no less than the bridge of marble. Sculpted by Johan Christof Petzoldt, they are made of sandstone and with concave roofs and royal monograms symbolizing the positive traits of the royal couple.

8. King Christian IX's Equestrian Statue

8. King Christian IX's Equestrian Statue

The statue was built 21 years after the death of King Christian IX after reviewing 4 proposals out of which the one in which the king was shown on a pedestal in procession, leading his men.

Christiansborg Palace Copenhagen Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

This website will help your tickets online with the facility of online transaction.

How To Get Around?

Trains and metro lines can be taken to reach Terminal 3 which further is connected to the city. A car or a tourist bus will also do fine.

What Should I Wear?

You are going to visit a Palace, so it is a must to dress like you belong there. Grab your best dress and tie your hair high. Put on some makeup and get your high heels and you are good to go. Boys should dress up formally and layer their shits and pants with a light blazer and boots. A tie is optional.

Christiansborg Palace Copenhagen Facts

Best Time to Visit

May to September will be the right time to visit the place. However, the months of July and August are packed with lots of crowds flowing in.

Currency

Krona

Will I Need a Guide?

The website will guide you you to get all the information.

How To Get There?

A cab can be procured from outside the airport. A tourist bus from the hotel is also a great option. Metros and trains are equally good.

Additional Info

The Palace has certain rules and regulations. Make sure you follow them.