The Danish Parliament

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Folketinget is the name of Denmark's parliament. It is often nicknamed Borgen ('the castle' in Danish) after its historic location at Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen island in central Copenhagen.

Folketinget, together with the monarch, has the legislative power in Denmark and has had it since the birth of the Danish Constitution in 1849. The Danish monarch's power is limited to signing the laws that are passed by the parliament and is therefore in practice more a symbolic power.

Originally there were two parliamentary chambers, a chamber representing the people, and a chamber representing the aristocracy. The Constitution of 1953 united the two chambers into one parliament.

Members of the parliament are elected by the people. Everyone with Danish citizenship and who is 18 years of age or older is eligible to vote.

Visit the parliament

The meetings in the Danish parliament are open to the public. Note that you must first go through security in the Danish Parliament's visitors' service, which can take 15 minutes, so arrive early.

You can also take a free 45-minute guided tour of the Danish parliament. Typically the tour will take you past portraits of the Prime Minister, the galleries, board committees, and the chamber. There are lockers at the entrance in case you need to store your belongings during the visit.Tickets for these tours can be picked up from 10am on the day of the guided tour, and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Find out more on the Parliament's website.

Folketinget is the name of Denmark's parliament. It is often nicknamed Borgen ('the castle' in Danish) after its historic location at Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen island in central Copenhagen.

Folketinget, together with the monarch, has the legislative power in Denmark and has had it since the birth of the Danish Constitution in 1849. The Danish monarch's power is limited to signing the laws that are passed by the parliament and is therefore in practice more a symbolic power.

Originally there were two parliamentary chambers, a chamber representing the people, and a chamber representing the aristocracy. The Constitution of 1953 united the two chambers into one parliament.

Members of the parliament are elected by the people. Everyone with Danish citizenship and who is 18 years of age or older is eligible to vote.

Visit the parliament

The meetings in the Danish parliament are open to the public. Note that you must first go through security in the Danish Parliament's visitors' service, which can take 15 minutes, so arrive early.

You can also take a free 45-minute guided tour of the Danish parliament. Typically the tour will take you past portraits of the Prime Minister, the galleries, board committees, and the chamber. There are lockers at the entrance in case you need to store your belongings during the visit.Tickets for these tours can be picked up from 10am on the day of the guided tour, and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Find out more on the Parliament's website.

Folketinget is the name of Denmark's parliament, which is located in a historical setting at Christiansborg Palace, often just called Borgen (the castle in Danish), on the island of Slotsholmen in Copenhagen.

The Danish parliament has always been surrounded by mystery and conspiracy theories. Many films such as the Danish Kongekabale (King's Game), and Danish TV series such as The Killing and Borgen have played out in the corridors of Christiansborg.

The meetings in Parliament are open to the public and are held from the first Tuesday of October to mid-June, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 13:00, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00. The duration of the meetings depend on the agenda of the day.

Additionally, you can go on free guided tour of 45 minutes in English, on: January 12, 19, and 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, and 30, Apri 6, 13, 17, 18, 20, and 21, May 4, 11, 16, 18, and 29, June 1, 8, 9, 15, 22, and 29.

Folketinget is the name of Denmark's parliament, which is located in a historical setting at Christiansborg Palace, often just called Borgen (the castle in Danish), on the island of Slotsholmen in Copenhagen.

Folketinget, together with the monarch, has the legislative power in Denmark and has had it since the birth of the Danish Constitution in 1849. The Danish monarch's power is limited to signing the laws that are passed by the parliament, and is therefore in practice more a symbolic power.

Originally there were two parliamentary chambers, a chamber representing the people, and a chamber representing the aristocracy. The Constitution of 1953 united the two chambers into one parliament.

Members of the parliament are elected by the people. Everyone with a Danish citizenship and who is 18 years of age are eligible to vote.

The parliament on TV:
The Danish parliament has always been surrounded by mystery and conspiracy theories. Many films such as the Danish Kongekabale (King's Game), and Danish TV series such as The Killing and Borgen have played out in the corridors of Christiansborg.

Visit the parliament:
The meetings in the Danish parliament are open to the public. If you want to attend a meeting you can attend meetings on special days. Note that you must first go through security in the Danish Parliament's visitors' service, which can take 15 minutes, so come early.

You can also go on a free guided tour of 45 minutes in English, at 13:00 on: January 12, 19, and 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, and 30, Apri 6, 13, 17, 18, 20, and 21, May 4, 11, 16, 18, and 29, June 1, 8, 9, 15, 22, and 29.

Note that tickets for these tours can be booked online at www.thedanishparliament.dk or be picked up from 10:00 in the morning on the day of the guided tour (available on a first come first served basis).

Normally you pass by the Prime Minister portraits, the galleries, board committees, and the chamber. There are lockers at the entrance in case you need to store your belongings during the visit.

Denmark's parliament, nicknamed Borgen ('the castle') for its location at Christiansborg Palace.

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Folketinget is Denmark's parliament, located in a historical setting at Christiansborg Palace. 

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Denmark's parliament, based at Christiansborg Palace.

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