The home residence of the Royal family is a must-see in Copenhagen.
Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world and Amalienborg Palace is the residence of the Royal Family in Denmark.
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.
The four palaces are named Christian VII's Palace (also known as Moltke's Palace), Christian VIII's Palace (also known as Levetzau's Palace), Frederick VIII's Palace (also known as Brockdorff's Palace), and Christian IX's Palace (also known as Schack's Palace). Each palace has its distinctive design and character.
The palace complex is near the waterfront and offers a stunning view of Copenhagen's harbour. It is a popular tourist attraction and an important cultural and historical site in Denmark.
In the centre of the courtyard, there is an equestrian statue of King Frederik V, and it is considered one of the most impressive 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 used 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.
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The changing of the Royal Guard, known as the Den Kongelige Livgarde, takes place at Amalienborg Palace. Visitors can witness the impressive ceremony that occurs every day 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.
In addition to being the royal residence, Amalienborg Palace also houses several museum collections, including the Amalienborg Museum, which provides insights into the lives of the royal family and displays royal artefacts and memorabilia.
The Amalienborg Museum is situated in Christian VIII's palace. It 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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