About Christiansborg Castle
Christiansborg is a baroque style castle built in the 1700s that was used as a manifestation of the power of the king and functioned as the home of the royal family. It burned down in 1794 and since then the royal family has used Amalienborg palace as their main residence. Today, Christiansborg castle houses all 3 branches of the danish government: The legislative branch known as “folketinget”, the executive branch with the prime ministers office and the judicial branch with the supreme court. Denmark is the only place in the world where all 3 branches of power is connected in the same block of buildings.