The success of the TV drama Borgen has piqued international interest in the building that houses the Danish government. Christiansborg Palace (from which Borgen takes its name) is also the tallest tower in the city center, and it’s free to visit though you will have to go through airport-style security to get in. There’s a viewing platform or, better yet, go to the casual restaurant in the tower. One of the most unusual and memorable places to dine in Copenhagen, the belfry-like eatery has a Harry Potter–like charm, with casts of sculptures left over from the time the space was used as a storage room.

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Christiansborg Palace's Tower

Free to ascend 106 meters to the viewing platform and opened in late 2014, this newly remodeled tower provides a stunning view out over the city of Copenhagen. Situated in Christiansborg Palace it is a rare and exciting opportunity as you’re not only in one of the city’s highest towers, but you’re also viewing Copenhagen from atop the building that serves as home to a majority of Denmark’s top government officials.

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