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“A different castle” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amalienborg

Amalienborg
Amalienborg Slotsplads, Copenhagen 1015, Denmark
+45 33 40 10 10
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Small-Group Copenhagen City Walking Tour
Ranked #42 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Performances, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Dourados, MS
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“A different castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Amalienborg is different than any other castle in the world. There are four buildings that are a part of the castle and you can just walk around these buildings, see the gards change at noon everyday and take some nice pictures.

Visited October 2012
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“A lovely castle to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Definitely worth time to pay a visit. At first, it wasn't easy to find the entrance to the royal apartments. Actually, signage at this particular palace is rather poor...

But yes, very exquisite interior plus very interesting insights to royal life. The dioramas of the study rooms, etc are very very interesting. Take your time to look around and observe in minute detail all the many items and collections on display. The splendour boggles the mind...

Visited June 2012
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“Royalty up-close”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The Amalienborg Castle is actually a series of (I believe) five palaces, one of which is the home of the Queen; another is that of the Prince; another, the Queen's daughter's family; another, her son; and the last, according to our guide, is reserved for visiting dignitaries such as heads of state. As we entered the grounds, we were passed (within 10 feet) by the Queen's grandchildren, twins about 2 years old. Since Denmark is not considered a major political power, security is somewhat lax, and the grandchildren were accompanied only by their nannies. There were ceremonial guards patrolling two of the buildings, and our guide cautioned us not to get any nearer than approximately six feet from them, as they are armed and will shoot if anyone approaches too closely.

We were fortunate to have a guide with a wonderful sense of humor--after explaining all the information about the castle, he asked if we'd like to see a real Viking. When our group responded positively, he basically bowed and said "You're looking at one." (He is a direct descendant of the Vikings.) He truly made our entire excursion worthwhile with his sense of humor.

Visited August 2012
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Humlebaek, Denmark
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“The Queens place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Charming and grand at the same time. Not possible? Well visit this palace for the Queen of Denmark and the Prince Regent and his family. Its close to the water and very close to the centre of the city. Lots of restaurants and cafes nearby and the outstanding new Opera House just across the water.

Visited April 2012
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“Marvelous and first rate...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

displays of Artifacts and history representing The Glücksborg line of royalties from 1863 - 1972. The palace tour is well worth the entry fee. The Queen's couture exhibit was an unexpected and welcome bonus.

Visited July 2012
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