The Frederiksholm channel surrounds the artificial island of Slotsholmen. In the early middle ages, this canal was the border of the first settlement. Unfortunately, due to frequent fires, the houses of the early Middle Ages have not been preserved here, but tourists still have something to see.
You can start a boat trip along the canals of Copenhagen on the Nyhavn canal. From there, the excursion boat enters the large Havnebaded Strait and then turns into the Frederiksholm channel. This canal is made by hands to protect the historical center where Bishop Absalon founded Copenhagen in the 12th century.
There was a Royal castle on this island, but it was destroyed several times by enemies or fires. As a result, buildings of 17th century are mostly preserved around the canal. On the right, at the entrance to the canal, is the long Stock Exchange (Borse) building, built in the Flemish Baroque style in 1619. Above it rises a 56-meter spire in the form of twisted tails of 4 dragons. Opposite the Exchange is The Holmen Church, built in 1563. It is also called the Navy Church.
Further on the island you can see the massive building of The Christiansborg Palace. The Palace was destroyed and burned many times. The building that we see now, was reconstructed in the 20th century. A 96-meter-high tower rises above the Palace.
Going around the Palace, you can see two buildings standing close to each other. This is the Palace Church of Christiansborg and The Museum of the sculptor Thorvaldsen. He lived in Italy for a long time, but then returned to Denmark. He promised to donate all his works to the city, if a separate building was provided for his Museum. The Thorvaldsen Museum was created, where the garage of the Christiansborg Palace used to be.
Then the channel turns left. On its right bank, you can see the National Museum of Denmark. Special attention should be paid to the Marble bridge, built in 1745 by the architect Nikolay Eigtved. On the left Bank is the building of the Brewery of king Christian IV, built in 1608.