Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

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    Amalienborg Slot

    by ValbyDK Updated Mar 31, 2012

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    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.

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    by mindcrime Written Mar 13, 2012

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    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...

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    amalieborg slot

    by doug48 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    the amalieborg slot, (palace) is the official residence of queen margrethe II. at noon each day there is the changing of the guard in the palace courtyard. king frederik V built amalieborg slot in 1748 to commemorate the 300 th anniversary of the oldenburg dynasty. the palace complex consists of four identical buildings around a square just north of the nyhaven canal. this palace has been the official residence of the danish royal family since 1794.

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    Amaliehavn-The most beautiful garden in Copenhagen

    by bpacker Updated Sep 23, 2005

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    Fredriks Church, fountain and palace

    After lunch at Nyhavn, it seemed only appropriate to pop into the harbour area of Amaliehavn. We walked around and saw young Danish families having picnics on the lovely grounds. Just as we reached the fountain, we realised that if we stood at the right spot by the fountain, we'd be able to see Frederikskirke (Fredriks Church) and Amalienborg, the home of the Danish King and Queen and Crown Princess Mary!

    Do note that there is no public access to the residence of Queen Margrethe II and the immensely popular Australian Crown Princess Mary! But you can still tour the Amalienborg Museum, housed in a part of the complex. The museum is dedicated to the more recent history of the royal Danish house, the oldest unbroken monarchy in the world. If you're there at noon however, you can catch the changing of the guards.

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  • Palace at dusk

    by Mariajoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    After our VT dinner, we visited the Amelienborg Palace - home to the Danish Royal Family. This has been the Royal Palace since 1794, originally for King Frederik V. There are four wings, two as residences and two are official state buildings.

    The guards are here in two-hourly shifts and march up and down constantly. Occasionally, just to remind us that they are real, they shout at passing cars who dare to slow down for a better view - this is forbidden in the Palace grounds - woe betide any that stop completely!! it made me jump anyway and I was on foot!

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  • Amelienborg Slotsplads

    by Mariajoy Updated Nov 8, 2006

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    After our VT meeting dinner we went for a stroll to the Royal palace and to the Amelienborg Slotsplads and along Amelienhaven. The fountain is directly in front of the Opera House which is on the opposite side of Inderhavnen. As it started raining we decided to visit the very new and very trendy (and expensive!) Salt Bar for a drink before making our way back to the city centre.

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    Amalienborg Slots, and Amalienborg Slotspad

    by rwlittle Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Amalienborg Slots, and Amalienborg Slotspad

    Amalienborg Slotspad is the square in the center of the Queen's palace/residence, which is Amalienborg Slots. The palace is comprised of four nearly identical buildings. The Queen lives in only one of them, called Schack Palace, and when she's present there's a Danish flag flying. The buildingd were originally built as the homes for four wealthy traders, but the royal family moved in folliwng a fire which left them otherwise homeless, in 1794.

    The square gives a feeling of open-ness and approachability. It's all cobblestone, so watch your step!

    Nearby is the grand church of Frederikskirken.

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  • Amalienborg Royal Castle

    by Annebl Written Nov 29, 2003

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    This is where the royal family lives when they are not in one of their summer residencies. The castle is made up of four separate palais, built in around 1750. You can't enter the buildings, but it's worth a short stop anyway to see the castle and the changing of the guards at noon. The royal guards put on quite a show, but it doesn't last that long, so be there on time...

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    The Amalienborg Palace

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 25, 2005

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    The museum in the Amalienborg Palace was opened in 1994, as a replacement of the exhibitions in the Rosenborg Castle. At the first floor of this lovely building you´ll find a couple of rooms with beautiful antique furnishment of the Glücksburg dynasty.

    For the public only Christian IX's studyingroom, Queen Louise's livingroom, Frederik VIII's studyingroom, Christian X's studyingroom and Christian X's diningroom are opened. All the furnishment is taken from other houses and were taken to here with the best care possible. Each element is situated at the same place that the furnishment of the royal family used to take in. You can also take a look inside the closet of the king and see all the royal clothes.

    The museum is opened daily from 10:00 - 16:00, but is closed in Christmas Time.

    Entrance fee is 40 DK for adults and 10 DK for children

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    AMALIENBORG PALACE

    by balhannah Updated Aug 22, 2012

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    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.

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    Slot Amalienborg

    by Imaniac Updated Feb 15, 2004

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    Slot Amalienborg is actually 4 buildings. They are 4 royal palaces, where the royal family still lives. Each building is exactly like the other one, and they lie at the edge of a big roundabout-like square. When the flag is up, it means the queen is inside. You can see the changing of the guards there everyday at noon.

    You can also visit the museum of the palace, which opened in 1994. It is opened daily from 10 to 4. A ticket costs 40 Kroner for adults.

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    Amalienborg

    by barrikello Written Jun 24, 2004

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    Amalienborg is the residence of the Danish Royal family, built in 1750 by Eigtved. Apart from this boring stuff, the four buildings that create the octagonal square are almost identical. That's the place where there's the changing of the guard - vagtparade - , a 'show' worth a visit. Amalienborg is a bit "far from the madding crowd" in the sense that it is not really deepened in Copenhagen bustling center, and thus it is pleasant to walk on the square. At the center of it, there is the statue of Frederik V.

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    Direct taken from a fairy tale, The Royal Palace!

    by Roeffie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Amalienborg

    Amalienborg Slot

    Residence of the Danish Monarchs, named after a Danish Queen - Sofie Amalie who had a small pleasure palace on this location which burned down in 1689.

    Opening Hours
    In general open all year from about 11.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs.

    Entrance fees
    Adults 40.00 DKK
    Children 10.00 DKK

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  • Queen's residence

    by traveler326157 Written Sep 7, 2003

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    This is where the queen lives sometime of the year and it's quite close to the centre of Copenhagen. The courtyard is quite open and breath taking. There is a changing of the guard here as well but it's not the most exciting thing to watch. The marble church is right beside the square as well.

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    Amalienborg Palace

    by chinotraveller Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The amalienborg palace has been home to the Danish Royal family since 1794. There is a nice square here which has a statue in the middle of Fredrik v. The palace is guarded by soldiers and unlike buckinghame palace in London you can a good look at the palace as there is no gates preventing from you getting a decent look. The palace is made up of 4 seperate buildings.

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