Friday, February 02, 2007

Sights of Copenhagen: Christiansborg Castle - Folketinget

At Amagertorv you have a great view of Christiansborg Castle housing the Danish parliament, Folketinget, the supreme court, and the government.

Denmark is the only country in the world housing all the three supreme powers in the same building.

There have been palaces on the site for over 830 years. The palace as you see it today was, however built as late as 1928. The first Christiansborg dates back to 1733 and burnt down in in 1794. The second was finished in 1828 in empire style, and burnt down in 1884. By then the royal family has moved to Amalienborg Palace.

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