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Slotsholmen, Copenhagen

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Slotsholmen is an island in the harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark, and part of Copenhagen Inner City. The name is taken from the successive castles and palaces located on the island since Bishop Absalon constructed the city's first castle on the island in 1167 at the site where Christiansborg Palace lies today.Recognised as the centre of the Government of Denmark since the Middle Ages, the island is sometimes referred to as 'the Island of Power', and is lined with central government institutions and ministries; the name Slotsholmen is thus also frequently used as a metonym for overall Danish governmental administration.The island is dominated by the vast Christiansborg Palace which houses the Danish Parliament, the Supreme Court of Denmark, the Prime Minister's Office and the State Rooms of the Queen. Also located on the island are the most important ministries, the Danish National Archives, the Royal Danish Library, several museums and the historic buildings of the Christian IV's Stock Exchange, the Chancellery and Christian IV's Brewhouse.
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  • In this area of the city it's possible to go on a boat ride on the canal, visit Christiansborg Palace Church and Tower, the Royal Stables,the Parliament, Holmens Kirke (The Naval Church), see Bishop A...  more »
  • This is such a beautiful area in Copenhagen and one in which to walk so you get to see each and every thing. It is an area of concentrated palace/government places on an island.  more »
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