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Today, Slotsholmen is surrounded by narrow canals, but in the Middle Ages, the islet was a good distance from land and from the small fishing hamlet ‘Havn’, which grew to become the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, hundreds of year later. Christiansborg Palace occupies a major part of Slotsholmen. It houses the Danish Parliament and other powerful institutions such as the Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court, and has its own church, Christiansborg Palace Chapel. In addition to the Palace, Slotsholmen offers a number of other interesting sights, including several museums and cultural institutions, such as the Royal Library and the Old Stock Exchange. Despite its location in central Copenhagen, Slotsholmen also has a peaceful, lush garden, the Royal Library Garden, which is a popular place for Copenhageners to come and relax. To learn more about sights and attractions on Slotsholmen, please choose from the menu on the left.
Anita May Jayasinghe