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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. Use our Copenhagen tourist route planner to add Amalienborg and other attractions to your Copenhagen vacation plans.
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  • We were at the Amalienborg Palace to view the special exhibition "the Queen's stores", and we also saw the permanent exhibition with king rooms. We had not been here before, and was happy for the experience. Price 95 USD for 1 adult. On Palace Square, we were lucky to see the Royal Guard, which was visited by many tourists, which had started in the photo the appliances.
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  • Every day at 12:00 pm here is the changing of the guards. Make sure you don't miss out on this. Changing of the guard is accompanied by a chapel.
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  • This is the main residence of the Danish Queen, beautiful old buildings. there are lots of nice places in walking distance so make this part of a circuit where you take in the major sites of Copenhage...  more »
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  • As a tourist you have to visit. Come for the changing of the guard (12 pm). Maxbe you find them on their way there. Marching through the streets, stopping at every red light. You might be impressed by their precise marching and protocol or think it's really funny, but you'll watch it either way. It is however not a castlle or a huge palace but füur palais with a large sqaure in between. Two of the palais are inherited by the danish royal family. The extend of the changing of the guard is varied, based on presence or absence of the royal family.
  • It is a square surrounded by buildings of the royal residence. As I've heard, it's not uncommon to see royalty walking out with kids or the dogs. It is possible to visit the buildings internally, but I didn't.
  • Beautiful square! Building in great condition! Statue in middle! Very nice, we watched changing of the guards. Fun to see!
  • 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.
  • So great atmosphere to feel history and the time passing The gorgeous square is my favorite space in Copenhagen!!