Some 90,000 people visit the Danish Parliament every year. Many visitors are schoolchildren, but also tourists, companies and various organisations come to Christiansborg to tour the buildings and learn about parliamentary life. Free guided tours are available throughout the year and are offered both to individuals and groups.
The guided tours aim to give visitors an insight into Christiansborg as a workplace for the Members of Parliament and as the centre of democracy and legislative power in Denmark. Guides also tell visitors about the dramatic history of Christiansborg. Tours last about 45 minutes and are conducted by Parliament officers.
To learn more about guided tours, choose from the menu on the left, where you will also find information about Christiansborg’s history and its interiors, Christiansborg as a workplace and about other sights at Slotsholmen.
The Tower of Christiansborg Palace
From the tower you can see Copenhagen from a completely new angle. You can see streets, building and details that you have probably never noticed. You can see roofs and towers and all the way to Sweden on a clear day.
The view from the tower of Christiansborg Palace is unique and magnificent – Copenhagen’s highest tower, which is now open to the public, for the very first time. The tower is the property of the Danish Parliament, whose Members took the initiative to open it – for the pleasure of all those who live in or are visiting Copenhagen.
A visit to the tower is free of charge and it is open every day (except Mondays).
In addition to enjoying the view, you can also give yourself a culinary experience in Restaurant Tårnet, which is run by the recognised restaurateur Rasmus Bo Bojesen. Please note that the restaurant is very popular so it is a good idea to book a table in advance. Read more about the restaurant, see the menu and book a table at http://taarnet.dk/restauranten/?lang=en.
Anita May Jayasinghe