Third time’s a charm! After suffering 2 major fires, Christiansborg Palace now stands proudly on Slotsholmen (Castle Island) in the middle of Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen. Originally built in 1740, as the extravagant palace of Christian VI, the current structure dates back to 1928 and is now home to the Danish parliament (Folketinget), the office of the Danish prime minister, the Queen and the Danish Supreme Court. Be sure to visit The Great Hall to see the impressive tapestries that were given to Queen Margrethe II for her 60th birthday and celebrate 1000 years of Denmark’s history, the interesting ruins of Bishop Absalon’s Castle and Copenhagen Castle under the palace, the Royal Stables where the Royal family’s horse stay for much of the year, and the massive Royal Kitchen displaying the preparations for a gala dinner to mark the king’s Silver Jubilee on the 15th of May 1937. A visit to Christiansborg Palace is a must-see for visitors to Copenhagen.