Slotsholmen is an island in the harbor of Copenhagen. One of the most notable and impressive buildings on it is Christiansborg Slot, a Neo-Baroque palace built on the site of the old castle founded by Absalon, a Danish archbishop and statesman, in 1167. Christiansborg is the site of the Danish Parliament today.
Slotsholmen seats many of the central institutions in Denmark. Apart from the Parliament these include Christian IV's Stock Exchange (famous for its dragon spires), the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister's and Minister's Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Royal Reception Rooms, the Chancellery and the Royal Library, and the National Archive. A few museums are also located on the island.
Got a great overview of the city. it was a windy and rainy day so at least we got to see what we could through the window
Review by HenryAlyce T, USA, October 2012
Doing what: Copenhagen Panoramic City Tour with Tivoli Gardens
Great tour; great guide. We especially liked the double decker buses. Allowed everyone to have a great view.
Showed off the city of Copenhagen well!
As a central location both geographically and institutionally in Copenhagen, Slotsholmen is sometimes referred to as “the Island of Power.” Nine bridges connect Slotsholmen to the rest of Copenhagen.