Changing of her Majesty's guard at Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen

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Watch Changing of her Majesty's guard at Amalienborg Castle in the square in front of the four identical Rococo royal palaces. Every day the guards march from their barracks by Rosenborg Castle through the city streets to arrive at Amalienborg at noon. There are three different types of watches that can be put into place to secure the palace, and the size of the fanfare of this ceremony depends the type of watch in place (this varies according to which members of the royal family are currently residing in the palace). The king's watch is the only one with the Danish flag present. Larger watches are joined by the music and tambour corps. By using our Copenhagen vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Changing of her Majesty's guard at Amalienborg Castle and other attractions in Copenhagen.
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  • We have seen the changing of the guard at 16.00. It begins at the southwestern entrance and leads in the clockwise direction of a palace to the next. Because the Queen not in the city visited, only the small changing of the guard held four men. Still worth seeing. For a good photograph it is worth to run behind the guards with the whole mass, but to wait for them at the next or the next but one Palace.
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  • Very interesting ceremony! It takes almost an hour for changing the guards. A lot of people! Wait a bit for taking a picture with of these guys. Make sure you are there at 12pm. It's on a walking dist...  more »
  • If you have seen this in London, you might be a bit disappointed! It is much much better there. The danish one is dull!  more »

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