Every nation has its center, where laws are debated and passed, justice is made, and leaders try to find their way through the issues that arise throughout the generations. For almost eight centuries, a castle has been located on the little island of Slotsholmen in Copenhagen Harbor.
Now in its current form, known as Christiansborg Palace, it is the home of the Danish Parliament, the office of the Prime Minister, seat of the Supreme Court and still used by the Royal House of Denmark. If your travels take you to Copenhagen, spend a day at Christiansborg Palace, where daily tours will show you nearly a thousand years' history, architecture and art of the Danish people. Your entrance ticket gives you a discount at the café in the Library Garden, and be sure to visit the gift shop.
Amalienborg is actually four separate palaces, set round an octagonal plaza. Two of them are in use... Read more