Christiansborg Palace, located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen, contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State.
Type of excursion:
2-hour excursions, 3-hour excursions
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Parts of the palace are also used by the Royal Family for various events. The Royal Reception Rooms include the Tower Room and the Oval Throne Room, where the Queen usually meets foreign ambassadors. The Throne Room also has access to the balcony where Danish monarchs are proclaimed.
The Great Hall is the most impressive room in the palace, and here you will find the Queen’s tapestries. The Danish
business community marked Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II’s 50th birthday in 1990 by ordering a gift of 11 tapestries. Bjørn Nørgaard painted the full-size sketches, which were then transferred to the tapestries by skilled craftsmen. This tapestry series depicts 1000 years of Danish history. The Prime Minister of Denmark also uses the Royal Reception Rooms for meetings with foreign state leaders. The Alexandra Hall is used for official banquets.
The Royal Stables were founded in 1740 and are the only parts of Christian IV’s original grandiose baroque palace that survived several devastating fires. 250 royal horses were stabled here. These horses, as the royal family’s living thrones, carried and transported the royals throughout the country. Today, there are around 20 horses in the Royal Stables. When the Queen hosts New Year levées and other large parties at Christiansborg Palace, these beautiful white horses are harnessed to the front of the gold carriage and take the queen from Amalienborg to Christiansborg Castle.
In the Royal Stables museum, you can see the former kings’ and queens’ carriages. The most famous of these is the gold carriage from 1840, which contains 24-karat gold leaf. The oldest carriage is the widow queen Juliane Marie’s state carriage from 1778.
*Entrance tickets paid separately: 22 euro/adult, children free of charge