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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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  • We arrived in Copenhagen just the same day as Prince Henrik was buried, so there was a special mood around the castle with lots of flowers and parades of castle guards in their colorful 'toy soldiers'...  more »
  • The palace is still used by the royal family, so all is not always open. Beautiful house and location, so close to the waterfront.  more »
  • It’s worth it the to see the changing of the guard at noon. We were there in March, so it wasn’t very crowded. It would have been early enough to arrive at 11:30, take a few pictures with the guards o...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful palace surrounded by 4 buildings of palace. Change of guard is the main attraction here which happens at 12 pm or during the last royal person leaves the palace and it's empty. Palace has the kings statue in the middle and a church facing the palace with a large amazing dome.
  • Right in the the city near Copenhagen Admiral Hotel. We were lucky when we reached at around noon time on Wednesday where there was a simple Changing of Guard Parade at the middle of Square. The Palace was unique in that it is completely opened where everyone can just walk through with no wall separating the palace from the visitors.. even cars drive right through the square. While visiting this square, please also walk along the nearby water front for about 10mins to the famous Mermaid statue, from Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Little Mermaid.
  • Cool square. Watched royal guards walking there. They "pssed" each other when there was a time to make a turn and go back. A good view on cathedral from here. Also nice monument in the middle of the square. Wonderful buildings which look the same for the first time.
  • Nice for taking photos, especially from the water in direction of Frederics Church. Also the guards are a good motive. We went here when the weather was good so the place was crowded. Best in the the morning I guess.
  • One of the most beautiful attractions in Copenhagen. Take your time have a walk and click some nice shots as the sun goes down with a nice view of the Dome foe a background. Everything is in walking distance and dont miss the change of the royal guard every day at 12.00.

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