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Amalienborg, Copenhagen

Architectural Building · History Museum
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 (12pm daily). The brass band accompanies the guardsmen only if the palace is occupied by someone from the royal family. Put Amalienborg into our Copenhagen trip itinerary tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Copenhagen.
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  • it really brings os back in time, amazing to think that you could build this so many years ago! Recommend going  more »
  • The palace wraps itself round the three sides of a very large square. Its worth seeing from the outside even if its just a chance to see how large it is. Tours are available but I was happy viewing...  more »
  • a must visit to the queen of Denmark a very nice area close to many bars and shopping. Enjoy as a nice walk and pass the way via the seafront. Nice architecture and many old cool sailing ship outside  more »
  • Fun to watch The Changing of the Guard ceremony everyday at noon. Well worth it. Not only is it free. But you can if you get there early you can get a good spot and get up close to the guards and actually get good pictures and see them in action. Not like Buckingham Palace in England where you can't get close to the Guards
  • Again Copenhagen shows some of it's marvelous architecture. The guards are interesting for a minute, but nothing too special. If you come for the guards, don't bother. If it's the beautiful buildings, this is for you!
  • Very nice space, wide square with a nice fountain, located among the royal palaces. You can sew the guards change at the right time (we saw it at 14:00), which is very well choreographed. The guide (get a tour id you can, there are free ones) told us very interesting facts about the background of the royal family, which made the visit even more enjoyable.
  • Visit here at around 11:30AM and wait for the shift changing ceremony. It's really interesting and worth visiting. Later they will walk to the street. If you're lucky you can follow them to another place.
  • It is very impressive. The Danes built something really nice there in the 18th century. I wish their Queen and their Crown Prince can enjoy living there when they are in Copenhagen. I would not like so many tourists at my doorstep 🐒😁

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