The home residence of the Royal family is a must-see on your tour of Copenhagen.
Amalienborg Palace is one of the biggest attractions in Copenhagen and one of the Royal highlights of the country.
Four identical palaces from the 1750s surrounded Amalienborg Palace Square and were originally built as residences for four aristocrats. In 1794 the Christianborg Palace, where the Royal Family had their residence burnt down, and after that time, the Monarchs took residence at Amalienborg Palace, situated between the city and the harbour.
In the centre of the courtyard, there is an equestrian statue of King Frederik V, and it is considered one of the most outstanding equestrian statues in the world.
In Christian IX’s Palace, you will find the winter residence of the Queen and Prince Consort. Frederik VIII’s Palace is the home of the Crown Prince Family. Prince Joachim and Princess Benedikte use Christian VIII’s Palace as a guest Palace. Christian VII’s Palace was used for guest residence.
The Palace is not open to the public.
The Royal Family has also their guard, called the Danish Royal Guard, who patrols the palace grounds. The Danish Royal Guard marched from Rosenborg Castle at 11:30 daily through the streets of Copenhagen and executed the changing of the guard in front of Amalienborg Palace at noon.
Amalienborg is famous for its Royal Guard, called Den Kongelige Livgarde. Every day you can experience the changing of the guards as they march from their barracks in 100 Gothersgade by Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen and end up at Amalienborg, where the changing of the guard takes place at noon.
The Amalienborg museum is situated in The Christian VIII's palace and is partially organised as a museum for the Glücksburg Royal family and shows private interiors of the most recent queens and kings. You can also see an exhibition of the monarchy today.
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