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Amalienborg, Copenhagen

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Copenhagen tourist route planner to add Amalienborg and other attractions to your Copenhagen vacation plans.
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  • In Christian the 8 's mansion is Amalienborg Museum that shows things from the Royal family from the last 150 years. Here can be seen, the Queens ' dresses, everything from family photos to the Kings desks, which stands as the day they lived. The story is well told, and the Museum is definitely worth a visit.
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  • It's okay to take a walk; We do not enter but outside it is nice and the history of the place is curious. It has good views of the marble Church, and by the square you can see the Royal guards.
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  • Amelienborg brings together the 4 palaces of the Danish Royal family environment to a wide and open square. At 9 in the morning we saw leaving the Prince Joachim which lowered the windows of the car to greet a group of tourists. At 9:15 on our side became the Crown Prince Friedrich driving your bike and followed by her custodian also bike. (the guards cuadraron and the Prince entered the Palace after greet us with the hand). I was surprised by the simplicity of the future King of Denmark, but it also marks many aspects of Danish society.
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  • Changing of guards is boring, just another military parade. Guards fidget and look around while at their posts. Do not go anywhere near the palace walls or the guards or any other imaginary forbidden zone, or risk getting shoved, having a ceremonial gun slammed on the floor at you and yelled at by the guards. Terrible place, do not visit.
  • A must - see attraction. The palace rooms are nice. A photo with the palace guard is highly recommended. Would love to come back.
  • It is a good place to take photographs. There is Queen's palace with guards, which I ok. The building architecture is something worth looking at.
  • This is a great free attraction while you are in Copenhagen. The changing of the guard is more intimate than England and the view from the center of the square is fantastic.
  • At least once a day (noon) you can observe the changing of the guards. It's free and police officers will guide you through what's happening. 😃👍🏻
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