Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen is the third palace of its name at the same site – both of the other ones were destroyed by fire. This third palace was built between 1907 and 1928, but while the other two palaces were used as royal residences, this Christianborg Palace is only used for official functions.
The palace consists of the Parliament located in the southern wing and the royal reception rooms, the Supreme Court and the Prime Minister’s office located in the northern wing.
The royal reception rooms are on the ground and on the first floor and are used for things like banquets and audiences. The oval throne is where the monarch meets foreign ambassadors when they present their credentials, and it also gives access to the balcony from where the new monarch is proclaimed.
The Great Hall is the grandest of all the rooms, and it has tapestries recounting the history of Denmark. These tapestries were a gift for Queen Margrethe II’s 50th birthday.
Christiansborg Palace is partially open to the public. Visitors are provided with an audio tour and shoe covers. There are also plenty of lockers for your belongings and a small gift shop for some royally-themed items.
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