Castles and the royal family, Copenhagen

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    parliament and stock exchange
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    Rosenborg Slot
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    Hamlet's Castle!

    by lmkluque Updated Nov 3, 2013

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    Fondest memory: One of many Fondest memories was getting lost in Hamlet's Castle and being mistaken for residents by people taking a tour.

    We walked over the moat on a solid wooden bridge and entered the court yard of Kronborg Slot. Being the adventurous type (Read: we were too cheap to pay the price of the tour.) we opted out of the formal tour and wandered around on our own. We found a door which someone had forgotten to lock and we snuck in. (The picture on the right.)

    On the second floor, (American)/ first floor (European) we came to a door at the end of a hall way which had a 'peep' flap, (in case you don't know what that is, it is a small covered opening which when lifted can reveal what is going on in the next room.) We heard voices in the next room and wanted to see who was there. We lifted the flap and someone taking the tour saw us. Quickly we dropped the flap and then heard the person saying, anxiously, that they should be more quiet because they were disturbing the residents!

    For more information about this historically important castle see my Hamlet's Castle page.

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    Changing of the Gaurd

    by jo104 Written Jul 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Unfortunately when we arrived at Rosenberg Castle the procession was leaving & marching at a fast rate. So let me share the details with you so you don't miss out on this cool daily event. Every day at 11.30am the Queens life Gaurds (bodygaurds) march from Rosenberg castle through the city streets to Amalienborg Palace where the daily changing of the gaurds is at 12 noon. They are always exactly on time according to Allan

    When the queen is in residence they are accompanied by the Royal Life Guards band

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    Copenhagen parliament and street scene

    by chancay Updated Mar 24, 2004

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    parliament and stock exchange

    Favorite thing: On the photo you see the palace Christiansborg (now used as the parliament) and next the bourse, the stocking exchange. The palace has been built on the ruins of the former castle of Copenhagen. Nowadays the parliament and the court of law use this building. In the basements you can visit the rests of the castle of bishop Absalon from the year 1167.

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    Amalienborg Palace...

    by CandS Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Amalienborg Palace

    Favorite thing: The Amalienborg Palace was a nice place to visit...it looks great outside unfortunately we didn't get the chance to go inside. We made it to the changing of the guards though (held at midday) which was interesting. This palace has been the home of the royal family since 1794.

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    Visit the Amalienborg. We...

    by seamandrew Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Amalienborg. We didn't get to see they Royal family but we drove through the center plaza and videotaped the guards as they protected the buildings. I thought it was a cool experience!

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Copenhagen was the beautiful women. I apologize to my wife for this being my fondest memory but even she pointed them out. It was unbelievable! Don't worry, I only window shop, I never go in and buy anything!

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    Rosenborg Slot...

    by CandS Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Rosenborg Slot

    Favorite thing: This is Rosenborg Slot and some of the gardens around the palace...

    It is the home of many of the royal treasures and the 'crown jewels'...

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    Changing of the Guards

    by CandS Updated Apr 11, 2003

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    Changing of the Guards

    Favorite thing: Check out the changing of the guards at Amalienborg Palace if you are interested...it was raining when we were there but it was still good to watch...

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    Visit Rosenborg Castle

    by seagoingJLW Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The Castle

    Favorite thing: Visit Rosenborg Castle, the favorite residence of King Christian IV. the Royal Jewels are in a vault in the cellar.

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    Christiansborg

    by seagoingJLW Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Christiansborg

    Favorite thing: Right in the middle of the oldest part of Copenhagen is Christiansborg which houses the Danish Parliament: Folketinget.

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  • See the Amelienborg castle.See...

    by indyj001 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: See the Amelienborg castle.See the picture.
    It is still the resident of the queen

    Fondest memory: A walk through this palace is really nice!

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    Amalienborg square - you could...

    by Mandy23 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Amalienborg square - you could visit the square at Amalienborg Palace, where the royal guard changes every day at noon.

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    I think this is the...

    by Sarah97 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I think this is the Amalienborg castle or something near that. If you know this place, please correct me.

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  • In Copenhagen, you should...

    by mariaryg Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: In Copenhagen, you should visit the Amalienborg Castle. Here my friends are joking about the guards with the nice hats...

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