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“Not worth the entry fee”
Review of Amalienborg

Amalienborg
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Ranked #22 of 394 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.
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

We visited amalienborg palace and it really wasn't worth it. We wanted to see some gowns but there were none to see. Really hoped to see Mary's wedding dress but they said it'd been chopped up but they kept the lace!
Do pop to the toilets though and take a pic of the male/female symbol on door with cute crowns on head. A bit of fun in a none fun place. Not recommended for kids.
The changing of guards was great though.

3  Thank Julie T
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

I do really not understand what people see in it. In my eyes, it is a dull and unwelcoming place..I valuate it so "high" only because of the fountain and the guards,,

2  Thank Simcik
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

A nation who love their royal family and it is very much felt here. A well preserved palace with rooms shown from the past. Well positioned for the changing of the guards. An hour long parade with musical band included.

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Amalienborg is the winter residence of the Danish royal family and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has four identical palaces with rococo interiors on an octagonal courtyard. You will not miss the huge equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder, King Frederick V at the centre of the square. It was designed by the architect N. Eigtved in the 1750s. It represents fine Danish architecture to this day.

Amalienborg was originally built for four high ranking noble families, but when Christiansborg Palace burned down on 26 February 1794, the royal family bought the palaces as their residence. Therefore, the kings used their names to name the four palaces: Christian VII's Palace, Christian VIII's Palace, Frederick VIII's Palace, and Christian IX's Palace. Most visitors visit Amalienborg just to see the changing guard ceremony at noon. It is famous, but due to the limited time we had in Copenhagen, we did not wait until noon. Instead, we saw the Royal Danish Life Guard post replacement. The architectures are not so impressive, and you also can pay to see the Amalienborg Museum at Christian VIII's Palace. It is the only palace that allows you to see part of the rooms that display the how the royal family lived and Danish history. You can find the opening hours and tickets prices at their website.

The colonnade between Christian IX's Palace and Christian VII's Palace has eight columns which were constructed of solid painted wood. The other side between the palaces is the remarkable Marble Church, which was completed in1894. It has the largest dome in north Europe. On the other side is the fountain of Amalie Gardens at the waterfront. The new Opera House building stands at the back of the fountain.

We were here around 9:30 in the morning. The weather was overcast and not good for photographing. It was much better in the afternoon while we rushed back to the cruise.

3  Thank jameshuang
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Changing of the guards is a major letdown if you don't go when the queen is in residence - the band is there during those times. The museum is okay, but the special exhibition about the royal portrait is spectacular - well worth the admission alone. The best part about it is just standing in there and realizing where you are - modest but beautiful buildings that house a royal family.

1  Thank Lilike2001
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