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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.

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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) 11 am - 9.00 pm.

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.

Picture: Attending a sitting in the chamber  

Sittings in the Chamber of the Danish Parliament are held from the first Tuesday in October until mid-June. During this period, there are sittings in the Chamber on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. and on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. The length of a sitting and the subject debated depend on the agenda. 

If you wish to attend a sitting in the Chamber, please come to the Danish Parliament's Visitors' Entrance below the main staircase in Rigsdagsgården. When you ring the bell, an employee can inform you whether there are vacant seats in the Visitors' Gallery. Groups of more than forurteen people must book seats in advance at the Danish Parliament's Visitors' Service.

Before entering the building, you must go through a security check at the Visitors' Entrance. Therefore, we recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before the sitting begins.

Visitors to the Visitors' Gallery are expected to follow instructions given by Parliament Officers and comply with the current regulations.

Picture: Attending a consultation 

Whenever a committee decides to hold an open consultation, this is announced at www.ft.dk, including information on subject, time, place and registration details. Please note that announcements are in Danish only. Committee secretaries or assistants take care of registration.

Similar to other public meetings, many public consultations are broadcast live on the Danish Parliament's TV channel and at the Parliaments website.

If you wish to attend a public consultation, you must go through a security check at the Visitors' Entrance. Therefore, we recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before the consultation begins.

Picture: Guided art tours 

The Danish Parliament building is decorated with works of art from many periods. Most of them can be seen on special guided tours for larger groups of 15-30 participants. The tours are only available in Danish and last about an hour and a half.

Tours can be arranged on weekday evenings at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. and on weekends at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. and must be booked in advance. Please contact the Danish Parliament's Visitors' Service for more information. 

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.

The Danish Parliament's Visitors' Service

Telephone +45 3337 3221
Weekdays from 8.30 am - 3.00 pm