Christiansborg Palace

One of the most important historical sites in the city of Copenhagen is the Royal Palace Christiansborg on the island Slotskholmen. The founder of the castle in 1167, became Bishop Absalon, who is also the founder and most of Copenhagen. In 1249, the castle was occupied and burned army L?beck, which Denmark led a trade war. Over time, the Copenhagen castle was restored, but in 1369, the army of the Hanseatic League again burned it.

During the reign of Christian VI on the ruins of the palace built Christiansborg in Baroque style. Construction was completed in 1745. In 1794, the castle was burned down again. Start of the second building Christiansborg, and all the royal family moved to Amalienborg. To restore the castle invited architect Hansen began new construction in a simple style of French classicism. In 1828, construction of the Christiansborg finished. But the family of Frederick VI did not want to move to a residence, we put the Danish Parliament, and also used the castle for dinner receptions. From 1852-1863 year Christiansborg lived monarch Frederick VII, in 1884, the castle was burned down.

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The third and last of the castle was the architect Thorvald Yogenson, he built it with the 1907-1928 year in the Baroque style. Originally, the roof was tiled, but in 1938 it was changed to the brass plates. On the spire of the castle is a weather vane in the form of the two crowns. Castle was the perfect complement equestrian statue of Christian IX Square sculptor Karl Nilsson. During construction were found fragments of masonry castle Bishop Absalon.

Today, the castle is a royal residence, the Royal Library, the Danish Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Office of the Prime Minister. The rest of the castle is a museum.