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Amalienborg, Copenhagen

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The four identical classical palaces of Amalienborg serve as the Danish royal family's winter residence. It was originally built for King Frederick V, whose equestrian statue adorns the center of the square--a masterwork of Rococo architecture. The story goes that the king made a deal with four rich families to free them from paying taxes in exchange for their palaces. Choose from a few different tour options, and visit the historic royal museum housed in one of palaces. If you time your visit right, you can catch the change of the royal guard ceremony. The brass band accompanies the guardsmen only if the palace is occupied by someone from the royal family. Put Amalienborg at the forefront of your travel plans using our Copenhagen trip itinerary tool .
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  • Nice experience to visit the Museum and, that one paleet is so lucky to get with them Life gardens with drums and guard shift whistle games is a nice bonus. Are you first on Amaliennborg should you book a guided tour of the Paleet as historical is an experience.
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  • Go and see the changing og the guards every day at 12. Great with children. There is also a museum that is great to see when the weather is bad.  more »
  • This is Where Our Queen and crownprince and crownprincess. A museum is Also there Where you can see the the history of the Danish Royal House. If you are interested in history a must see in Copenhagen...  more »
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  • Beautiful Palace in Copenhagen! My little one enjoyed the process of changing of the guards at the palace. A great place to visit in Copenhagen. You can get a pic with the guard but remember to not go too close to the guard. Within 5 minutes walk is the beautiful Fredrick's church. A photo in front of this church is a must!
  • Beautiful place. A must visit if you are in Copenhagen. View from the fountain in front of it is too good that too during sun set
  • Interesting museum and a pretty palace. The royals did really clutter their room with a ton of knickknacks, not all of them equally pretty, but it's interesting to get insight into the Danish royal family.
  • The royal danish palace. The palace and Frederic Church combined view is the best of Copenhagen and can easily be an iconic identity view of the city
  • Beautiful palace square with Royal guards stationed at various spots. Guards come at noon for the changing. Otherwise it's pretty quiet.

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