Last June, we finished off our fabulous Tauck Baltic tour with a day on our own in Copenhagen. The last sight we visited was the Christiansborg Palace, and it was beautiful.
The Royal family does not live here, but it is the seat of the Danish Parliament located in the heart of Copenhagen. The Danish Prime Minister’s Office is located here and also the Supreme Court of Denmark. The Royal family does use the Palace for official functions. There are also Royal stables here and the Chapel. All of these are open to the public. This is the third castle built in the same location. The first was built in 1167. You are able to visit the basement and see parts of the original foundations and also to get an overview of the history of the previous castles.
The interior is quite beautiful, and we enjoyed the few hours we spent walking around. We took the English language tour of the interior, and found it well worth our while.
The Royal Chapel is very pretty and the where the royal family has held baptisms and other important events for many, many years.
I loved this grand reception room. The tapestries are modern and beautiful. They trace the history of Denmark through present times.
The library was spectacular.
And lastly, my husband enjoyed posing for a few goofy photos!