The Royal Stables and the Riding Arena are the only remains of Christian VI's Baroque castle to have survived both castle fires, which burned and devastated most of the castle twice. At one time there were over 250 horses stabled here, but today there are only 20 left, which are used when the Queen's Golden Carriage is hitched up for the grand celebrations held by the Royal Family. In the Royal Stables' Harness Museum, visitors can see the carriages used by past kings and queens. The oldest carriage is Queen Juliane Marie's state carriage from around 1778. Christian V's favourite horse from 1600 was stuffed and can also be seen in the stables together with Frederik VII's horse, Perlen, which also suffered the same fate, stuffing. Discover the old stables and the riding arena behind Christiansborg.
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