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“Not as interesting as other Copenhagen palaces”
Review of Amalienborg

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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.
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Sayulita, Mexico
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“Not as interesting as other Copenhagen palaces”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We are glad to have visited Amalienborg for a glimpse into the life of the royals, but you can only visit one of the buildings. We found some of the other palaces to be much more interesting, such as the Rosenborg with its superb royal treasury. If you have limited time in Copenhagen we would leave Amalienborg towards the end of the list.

Visited August 2013
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Oradea, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful !!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

A must if you are in Copenhagen ! Four identical buildings (palaces) that form together a large and impressive square, with a beautiful equestrian statue in the center. Note: you should also see the changing of the guard, every day at 11.30.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Interesting displays”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Amalienborg is the residence of the Danish Royal Family. It consists of four buildings arranged in a square.
One building is open to the public (45Kr charge pp). If you don't have Kroner they will accept Euros, but any change is given in Kroner, so perhaps better to use a credit card.
There is a display of several rooms as used and left by previous monarchs and they give a fascinating glimpse of life for the Royal family in previous generations. They contain many personal items and photographs. The visitor cannot enter the room, but is separated from the exhibits by a curved glass window, however, this does not hamper viewing.
There is a large wedding photo of the current Prince and his Australian bride, which was fun to play "Spot the Royals".
The changing of the guards takes place here at 12.00 noon daily.

Visited August 2013
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“A trip back in time”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We didn't care much for the changing of the guard (too many tourists), but we liked the rooms of past kings and queens that were preserved as they were when those kings used them. The explanatory signs were helpful and we felt that it gave us a nice glimpse of the times when their owners were alive.

Visited July 2013
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Lund, Sweden
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“The queen's home, a musuem and the guards”
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.

Visited August 2013
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