A Princesses view at Christiansborg Palace
What a family adventure!!! A chance to see a royal palace and what an amazing experience! Since the first castle was erected in 1167, the Christiansborg Palace has stood tall and proud over this region! Undeterred by fires in 1794 and again in 1884, it is a source of real national pride.
Situated no more than 1km from the outstandingly beautiful Nyhavn, it is easily reached by bike so we took the 10km journey in again… such a pleasure to see the city on two wheels!
With excellent information boards across all fours areas, it is one of those places that you simply didn’t want to rush…. immersing yourselves in the rich furnishings of the royal reception rooms or trying to see your faces in the copper pans in the Royal Kitchen.. Both fun and educational, it was well worth the day spent here!
Palatial Royal Rooms
Even finding time to stare longingly at the glittering tiaras on display in the gift shop..
The excellent LCD displays built into windows show just what ‘palace kitchen life’ must have been like (from both chef and little girls viewpoints)… The shining copper, knife sharpeners and old ‘ringing’ telephones were brilliant fun for our girls.
Not to mention the excellent ‘behind the scenes’ video of how a royal feast is prepared….
Both girls now consider themselves budding ‘horsewomen’ so this was clearly going to be a visit to be enjoyed…. they wandered around, pausing to give their ‘considered opinions’ and ‘reflections’ on what tack was used for what, why the horses needed to be ‘out for pasture at this time of the year’ and what each stable block is deigned for…
Brilliant to see a growing enthusiasm for horses grow… although we can feel our wallets trembling at the thought too!!
Ruins of the Old Palaces & Tarnet Tower
Lots of the old artefacts from the 3 generations of palaces are on show and there are some well organised walkways through the ruins…
I’m sure this could be of real interest to visitors but spare some time too for the Tarnet Tower as the views over Copenhagen are quite simply stunning!
our top tips to help you?
Top tip number 1 – Allow a whole day for your trip as there is plenty to keep you busy! Make sure you have a device with you to download the tour app.
Top tip number 2 – Due to the delicate nature of some of the ornaments bags and pushchairs are not allowed in the palace, but lockers are provided.
Top Tip Number 3– Check the availability if the Royal reception rooms before you visit. They are occasionally closed or open at different times.
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