Amalienborg Palace is the Danish monarch's winter residence on the waterfront in Copenhagen.
Your sure to come across it on your walk of Copenhagen. Amalienborg is four Palace's placed around a large courtyard, no lawn here, all is grey from buildings to pavement.
King Frederik V, founder of the palace, takes pride of place in the middle of the square.
The Palaces look identical, so how do you know who lives in which?
An easy way is to enter from the waterfront.
Now, stand still and look. On the left side will be two Palaces, Schack’s Palace, the home of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe and Prince Consort Henrik since 1967, and Christian VII’s Palace, also known as Moltke’s Palace.
On your right is Brockdorff’s Palace or Frederik VIII’s Palace, the home of Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children. In 2010 the palace was renovated for the modern royal family.
The roof tops are adorned with statues and the Copenhagen coat of arms.
On your far right is Levetzau’s Palace, which houses the Amalienborg Museum. The museum exhibits the royal collection from 1863 onwards.
ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM IS......65dkk
Entry is FREE with Copenhagen Card
Guarding Amalienborg Palace and the monarch are the Royal Guards.
The Danish Royal Guard march from Rosenborg Castle at 11:30 daily through the streets of Copenhagen, with the changing of the guard taking place in front of Amalienborg Palace at noon.
When the Queen is in residence the guard is accompanied by the Royal Guards music band.
Amalienborg Slot (Amalienborg Palace) is the winter home of the Danish royal family and actually consists of four identical palaces. The palaces were originally built for four noble families, but when Christiansborg Castle burnt down in 1794, the royal family bought the palaces and moved in.
The Christian VII’s Palace is also known as Moltke’s Palace, and was erected in 1750-1754. It is the south-western palace and is occasionally open for guided tours or special exhibitions. The Christian VIII’s Palace is also known as Levetzau’s Palace and was built in 1750-1760. It is the north-western palace, and was the home of Crown Prince Frederik until 2004. Today it has partly been turned into a museum, and is open for public. However, the museum only contains artefacts from the Kings of the House of Glücksborg (1863->today). If you want to explore an old Danish royal palace go to Rosenborg Palace instead – or Frederiksborg Palace (which is located in Hillerød). The Frederik VIII’s Palace is also known as Brockdorff’s Palace and was built in the 1750s. It is the home of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. It is the north-eastern palace. The Christian IX’s Palace or Schack’s Palace has been the home of the royal couple since 1967. It was erected in 1750-1757 and is the south-eastern palace (the one with the five chimneys). When the flag is up – it means that the Queen is home...
...and if the Queen is home, it is the best day to watch the changing of the guard! Amalienborg is also known for Den Kongelige Livgarde (the Danish Royal Life Guard), who patrols the palace grounds. The Danish Royal Life Guard march from Rosenborg Castle at 11.30am daily through the streets of Copenhagen, and execute the changing of the guard in front of Amalienborg Palace at noon. When the Queen is in residence the guard is accompanied by the Royal Guards music band. If she is not in residence the changing of the guard is a little less impressive and some changings are even without music accompaniment...
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. The statue was unveiled in 1771 - five years after King Frederik V's death in 1766.
Between the Amalienborg Palace and the harbour, the Amaliehaven (Royal Gardens) is located. The garden was established in 1983, and is one of the newest gardens in Copenhagen. It is a green oasis in the heart of the city – with sculptures, fountains and a wide variety of plants and flowers. From the garden you have a beautiful view of the Opera House and the Amalienborg Palace.
Amalienborg Palace is the winter residence of Queen Margareta II. It was built between 1754-1760 and used as a royal residence since 1794 after a fire in Christansborg palace. Originally it was built for noble families but if you are the king you can live wherever they like but it would be interesting to see a homeless king :)
Actually it houses 4 different palaces that surround/face an impressive octagonal courtyard (watch out for the cars though!). In the center of the courtyard you can see a big statue of King Frederic V but as Frederic church it was under restoration too (pic 4). It was unveiled in 1771, 5 years after Frederik’s death.
The palaces were built in rococo style but we only took some pictures and didn’t check any from inside (open for the visitors 10.00-16.00 for 60DKK). The Danish Royal Guards (pic 5) march up and down in front of each palace with the funny hats, they seemed very bored that sunny morning… The changing of the guard (daily at noon) may interested some people but we preferred to move on, the harbour is just a breath away...
Amalienborg in Copenhagen is the residence of the Danish Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her two sons Frederik and Joachim with their families. The buildings date from around 1750. Since 1794, the palace was used as royal residence.
The four wings of the palace lie in a square around the statue of Frederick V. The four wings are named after Danish princes:
Christian VIII (north wing), the official name is Levetzau Palace. The ground floor is a museum. On the upper floor is the apartment of Prince Joachim.
Frederik VIII (east wing), the official name is Brock Palace Dorff. This is the residential palace of Crown Prince Frederik and his family.
Christian IX (south wing), the official name Schack's Palace. This is the residential palace of Queen Margrethe II.
Christian VII (west wing), the official name is Palace Moltke. This is the guesthouse and is open to the public if there are no guests.
Between the open space across the water from Copenhagen's Opera House to see, on the opposite side of the Marble Church.
Amalienborg Palace consists of an octagonal courtyard, where identical Rococo palaces were built on four of its corners. Frederick V is immortalised in a statue at the center of the courtyard. The palaces were originally built for noble families in 1760, but when Christiansborg Palace burned down 30 years later, the Royal Family moved in.
Each house belonged to a different king:
Christian VII's Palace
Christian VIII's Palace
Frederick VIII's Palace
Christian IX's Palace
Despite its sedate looks, the courtyard is definitely not a pedestrian only area. In fact cars regularly come careening through as if it was a major highway. Take this into account when wandering and taking pictures.
Home to the Danish Royal Family in the Winter months this one of Copenhagens most famous landmarks and very popular with both locals and tourists.It consists of four identical classicizing palace facades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard,in the centre of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder King Frederick V.
Originally built for four noble families,however when Christianborg Palace burnt down in Feb of 1794 the Royal Family bought the Palaces and moved in.Over the years various King's and their families have lived here.The construction on all Palaces began in 1750 and was completed after ten years.Outside each Palace you will find the Danish Royal Guards who change every day at noon,there is also a museum here at a cost of 30dk per adult.
In the open courtyard at the Amelienborg Palace they have a low key changing of the guard ceremony. We just happened upon it by chance. Sorry but I don't know how frequently they do this but I guess the guards probably do a stint of duty for about 2 hours at a time. Anyway it was good to see them looking so smart and very seriously performing their duties, all in step and time with sharp movements for their salutes and commands. It made me think I'm glad I'm not doing their job!
Amalienborg is the winter residence of Queen Margareta II and it consists of four palaces surrounding a round square. It's been a royal residence since 1794 when the royal family moved there after a fire in Christiansborg palace. Amalienborg Palace was erected 1754-1760.
At Amalienborg you can see the changing of the guard daily at noon.
The changing of the guard happens daily at Amalienborg at noon. There are lots of tourists witnessing this, so if you want to be in the front row, be there early. I've seen the same in Stockholm, so it wasn't on my list of things to see, but as I happened to be there right on time, I thought I' d watch it anyway.
This palace is located very close to Nyhavn. It is home to the Danish Royal Family. It is acyually four palaces built around a square, with a stuatue in the middle. The four buildings of the Royal Palace were built by noblemen during the 18th century.
There are many guards, changing every two hours - but the formal changing of the guards happens at noon.
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