The Great Hall at Christiansborg Palace photo Mikkel Grønlund

The Great Hall

The Great Hall is the heart of the palace. The Great Hall provides the magnificent setting for the Queen’s gala dinners when state visits take place and evening events are held. The 40-metre long, 14-metre wide and 10-metre high hall is the largest room in the palace. The hall can accommodate up to 400 guests for banquets.

A stunning banquet hall

The colours from the flowers, silverware, porcelain and gilt candlesticks mingle with the colourful tapestries. Once the banquets are over, the Great Hall is cleared of tables and silverware and transformed into a large ballroom. The whole hall is a vibrant, shimmering sea of colour and people when guests dance the Lancers' Quadrille in the hall. Yet the Great Hall sparkles even on grey days.

The walls of the Great Hall are decorated with Bjørn Nørgaard’s colourful tapestries, Venetian glass chandeliers hang from the ceiling, and the walls are decorated with yellow marbling. If you look closely, you can even see the faces of the artist Bjørn Nørgaard and the Queen in the marbling. 

Guided Tours of The Royal Reception Rooms

In English: From 1 July 2022 - daily at 15:00