Slotsholmen (English: The Castle Islet) 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.Put Slotsholmen into our Copenhagen trip itinerary app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Copenhagen.
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.
Tours To Slotsholmen
An little island placed in the center of the old town.Now connected to the mainland by a lot of bridges.Here you can find some of the most interesting attraction points in Copenhagen:Christiansborg... more »
The ruins of Bishop Absalon's 1167 castle, Christiansborg Castle, Ministry of Finance, the Stock Exchange and Royal Library, along with several other sites, are all on Castle Island which makes it a..... more »
Very nice tower, can be seen from all over the city
Plan your trip to Copenhagen
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Copenhagen
See all ›
Kid-friendly things to do in Copenhagen
Hidden gems in Copenhagen
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Copenhagen
Plans to Slotsholmen by other users
15 days in Copenhagen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Copenhagen BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Copenhagen BY A USER FROM DENMARK May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Denmark BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Denmark BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 37 days in Denmark BY A USER FROM SWEDEN May, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium