Christiansborg Castle - one of the main attractions of Copenhagen. It is located on the site of an ancient fortress of the twelfth century at the Royal Island Slotskholmen. Island was the result of digging a channel that separated the peninsula in the sea bay from the rest of the land. The total length of the channels surrounding the palace is about two kilometers. Through them to throw eight bridges connecting the city Christiansborg Palace. The very first castle here was built in 1167 under Bishop Absalon - the founder of Copenhagen. However, in 1249 his army burned Luebeck, with which the people of Denmark led a trade war. Refurbished eventually became known as the Copenhagen castle, however, and it was burned in 1369. This time it was the forces of the Hanseatic League. In 1730, King Christian Sixth decided to build a new castle on the site of the ruins of the previous two, this inviting architect Elias David Heusera. The castle stood until 1794 when it destroyed a large fire. Thereafter, the role of the royal residence Amalienborg Palace began to perform. A little later the royal family wished to restore the castle, inviting for this architect Hansen. And in 1803 began construction of a new castle Christiansborg in the style of French classicism. Fully erected, he was by 1828, however, the king did not want to live in a castle and used it only for receptions. In 1849 the building was transferred to the Danish Parliament and in its custody to this day. In 1884, Christiansborg Castle burnt down again. Author of the latest version of the castle became the architect Thorvald Yogenson. Modern Christiansborg was built from 1907 to 1928 in style neoborokko. The finishing touch was the installation in the courtyard of an equestrian statue of Christian Ninth. During the construction of the castle were excavated Christiansborg castle ruins of Bishop Absalon, and Copenhagen Castle. Exhibition dedicated to these ruins, was opened in 1924 to visit. Today, the castle is located Christiansborg royal residence with reception and living apartments, in which the activities are carried out and techniques of national importance, as well as the Danish Parliament - the Folketing, the Office of the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court. The rest of the palace is open to the public. Here you can see the royal reception rooms with luxurious interiors, paintings and sculptures, room with colorful tapestries donated by the current Queen Margrethe country local businessmen. The most remarkable decoration of the palace - a balcony from which solemnly announce the names of new monarchs of Denmark. You can visit the palace chapel, which still baptize and marry royals, court theater, royal stables and library, visit the royal museum of "Arsenal", which has a collection of firearms, carriages and vintage clothing, as well as walk in the park with monuments and fountains. And on days when there is no parliamentary sessions - look into working parliamentarians audience.