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Amalienborg, Copenhagen

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The four identical classical palaces of Amalienborg serve as the Danish royal family's winter residence. It was originally built for King Frederick V, whose equestrian statue adorns the center of the square--a masterwork of Rococo architecture. The story goes that the king made a deal with four rich families to free them from paying taxes in exchange for their palaces. Choose from a few different tour options, and visit the historic royal museum housed in one of palaces. If you time your visit right, you can catch the change of the royal guard ceremony. The brass band accompanies the guardsmen only if the palace is occupied by someone from the royal family. Put Amalienborg at the forefront of your travel plans using our Copenhagen trip itinerary tool .
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  • Beautiful and special square, where the Danish monarchy lives. No real guards or fences, if you lucky, you can see some princes in the window. Its about 20 minutes walking from city center, but its on...  more »
  • We stopped by the palace square as part of a Copenhagen city tour and found it interesting. While we could not stay very long we would recommend this as part of a city of Copenhagen tour. Since the qu...  more »
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  • This is the place where the royal family of Copenhagen resides. It was very interesting to watch the very famous changing of the guards, which takes place everyday 2pm and 4pm. I clicked awesome pictures at this place. Thanks to Copenhagen Free Walking tours for letting all tourists learn about this place for free. If you are in Copenhagen, reserve your spot for the Grand Tour of Copenhagen. P.S. The Little Mermaid is just 10 mins away from here😃
  • Lovely square surrounded by the four royal palaces. Quiet most the day. Go at midday to see the changing of the guard which is a good spectacle. Not trapped behind gates like in the UK but instead the guard are changed all around you. Police officers who supervise are very friendly and keen to answer questions.
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