Plan your Visit

Christiansborg Palace is situated very centrally in Copenhagen and is easily accessible by public transport. Two disabled persons’ parking spaces are available in the Inner Courtyard but no ordinary parking spaces are available to the general public. All visitors are subjected to a security check upon arrival at Christiansborg Palace.

plan your visit
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Picture: Visit the Parliament

Christiansborg Palace as it stands today was completed in 1928. Since then, a number of alterations have been carried out, e.g. to improve access facilities to the building.

One of the alterations was to even out the height difference in front of the main staircase to make the Visitors' Entrance wheelchair accessible. A lift provides access to the rest of the building from here.

More information about accessibility to the rooms in the Danish Parliament

Disabled parking 

There are two designated disabled parking spaces in the Inner Courtyard. From here, there is direct access to a lift serving all floors of Christiansborg Palace. To enter the building, please contact an employee via the intercom by the entrance door.

Picture: How to get to Christiansborg

The Danish Parliament is housed in Christiansborg Palace on the islet of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen. It is served by various forms of public transport: 

Buses: 1A, 2A, 26, 40, 66 – nearest stop: Christiansborg
Buses: 9A, 991, 992 – nearest stop: Det Kgl. Bibliotek  
Metro: Nearest station: Kongens Nytorv or Christianshavn 
Train: Nearest station: Copenhagen Main Railway Station (Københavns Hovedbanegård) or Nørreport 
Harbour bus: Nearest station: Det Kgl. Bibliotek 

Parking 

Please be advised that parking in the area around Christiansborg Palace is very limited. Parking spaces at the Riding Ground (Ridebanen) and in the Inner Courtyard are reserved for Christiansborg employees. 
A small number of disabled parking places are available (see map).

Visitors must conduct themselves in an orderly manner during sittings of the Danish Parliament. Loud conversations, shouting, applause and similar noise are therefore forbidden. (In pursuance of Section 137, subsection 2 of the Danish Penal Code, any person who disturbs a parliamentary sitting can be punished by a fine or up to two years' imprisonment).

Bulky outer clothing, bags, parcels, etc., may not be taken into the Visitors' Gallery and should be left in the cloakroom. Lockers are available at the Visitors' Entrance. Instructions given by Parliament Officers must be followed at all times.

Smoking is not permitted.

Photography is permitted if this does not disturb the debates in the Chamber or other visitors, and if there is no risk of cameras or other equipment falling from the gallery to the floor of the Chamber. Artificial lighting and electronic flashes may not be used. Use of telescopic lenses is permitted, as long as this does not involve a risk of contents of official documents being disclosed.

Mobile phones must not be used.

Security

All visitors to the Danish Parliament will be requested to go through a security check at the Visitors' Entrance, which is located beneath the main staircase in Rigsdagsgården. Wheelchair users can also use the Visitors' Entrance.

For security reasons, searches similar to those used in airports will be conducted on entry. As a rule, security checks should only take a few minutes, but waiting time may occur during peak periods. Visitors are therefore requested to arrive 15 minutes before their appointed time.

Security check procedure

When you arrive at the Visitors' Entrance, please ring the bell at the entrance door. When you have been admitted to the building, an employee will ask you to empty the contents of your pockets into a tray together with your bags, coat and jewellery. Your belongings will then be scanned, and you must go through a body-scanner.

After the scan, bags, coats and other items may be placed in a locked wardrobe. If you want to store your belongings in a locker, you will need a 20 kroner coin that will be returned to you when you collect your items. There is a change machine near the Visitors' Entrance, where prams and pushchairs can also be left.

Guided tours begin at the Visitors' Entrance. There are special rules regarding photography in the Danish Parliament, so please check with your guide prior to taking photographs.

Admission badges

All visitors to the Danish Parliament must wear a visible admission badge during the entire visit. Badges will be handed out by an employee at the Visitors' Entrance.

Prams and pushchairs

You are welcome to bring along your pram or pushchair when visiting Parliament. And you may also choose to leave your pram and pushchair at the Visitors’ Entrance.

However, please note that the sights available to visitors are perhaps less suited to very young children under the age of 12.

 

The Danish Parliament's Visitors' Service

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