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. Using our custom trip planner, Copenhagen attractions like Changing of her Majesty's guard at Amalienborg Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We waited for this fateful change of guard. Very cute uniforms and those hats steal definitely some pictures but they don't deserve that kind of time that it takes to change three guards. ... After the first and better switch to other shores
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  • All a little chaotic. It started raining when we were there so ducked against the wall of the palace were we were told in no uncertain terms by a soldier to move....despite the face it was pouring dow...  more »
  • We were at noon during the week to the changing of the guard. The changing of the guard itself was rather unspectacular, and unfortunately the place was crowded totally, so that one has seen nothing more or less. Who has never seen a changing of the guard, can go there like once. Otherwise found the whole thing is not very worthwhile.
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