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“The queen's home, a musuem and the guards”
Review of Amalienborg

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Copenhagen Castle Tour
Ranked #45 of 395 things to do in Copenhagen
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Amalienborg offers two royal experiences that let you get close to royal history through the last 250 years. In Christian VIII’s Palace the museum offers an insight into royal life past and present. You can see the private chambers of former kings and queens and, on most days, there is also admittance to the royal reception rooms (check periods at our website) from the museum. In Christian VII’s Palace you can walk in the footsteps of the royal guests, and be shown round the magnificent rooms where grand festivities are held. You can book a guided tour of Christian VII’s Palace in the ticket office of Christian VIII’s Palace or on our website. Remember that every day at noon you can watch the changing of the The Royal Danish Life Guards.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed September 1, 2013

See the homes of the Danish queen and crown prince and their families. Also, you can tour the reception room. A simple changing of the guards at 11 is nice for photos.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Really beautiful architecture. I visited both at night, and during the day and can recommend this to anyone who has the time to drop past again. The guards are well dressed and have their routine. Changing of the guard happens at 12-midday daily.

Amalienborg museum (for a fee) is interesting to add some insight to the royal lives, and is decorated as many of the rooms would have been when their Royal residents were alive. A small, just quaint little museum with lots of items inside. Really interesting to get a feel of the personalities that have inhabited the buildings. The museum also has the history about the buildings and the area (they weren't originally intended as permanent palaces!).

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Royal residence of four identical buildings situated around an octagonal courtyard. We did not go inside, we enjoyed the rococo architecture, seeing all the locals in passing and watching the changing of the guards.

Thank Mi-Dan20
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a large complex where the Queen resides and the Crown Prince (and Mary and the kids) reside when they are in town. The private quarters are not open to the public, but for a fee - the reception rooms and "museum" are open and are available to photograph for an additional small fee. Inside the palace are rooms where previous monarchs supposedly had offices. I suspect that these are reconstructions to demonstrate to tourists and local alike the change of history through the ages. There are many display cases of medals and some jewellery.
The changing of the guard is worth seeing for the pomp and ceremony that goes along with these occasions at all inhabited royal palaces in Scandinavia and Britain.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Castle at Amaliensborg is truly an amazing place to visit, along with the other sites that sit within a few hundred yards of this palace. This is where the Queen sometimes resides, so all the pomp and circumstance goes along with it. The palace does not allow photography unless you purchase the right to do so, which is something like 20 Kr. You can also rent lockers, and spend your money at the souvenir shop as well. (They do know how to get money out of tourists!)

The royal rooms display a profound amount of military decorations. They are very into that in their government. The display cases are laden with medal after medal, some of which are bestowed upon new members of the royal family right at birth!

If you can, try to plan your visit at a time of day when you can watch the changing of the guards...it is interesting! Oh, and as I discovered, do NOT sit on the steps of any of the buildings there, as that is against the law!

Thank Larry W
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