The architectural complex of the 18th century, consisting of four buildings and an adjacent square. Each building is named after a Danish monarch. The prevailing architectural style of buildings is Rococo. The palace square is decorated with a sculpture of the ruler Frederick V. Amalienborg houses the official residence of the royal family and a public museum, where you can admire the interiors, rich decoration, furniture, sculptures, paintings, clothes and household items.
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I liked walking around the palace grounds and the museum section of the palace open for viewing. The history of the current monarchy is pretty cool and the presentation of previous monarchs offices are a great way to show each persons personality. I .. Read more »was there for 12 for the changing of the guards but I didn’t really get it. It didn’t seem to be that big of a deal so probably OK not to plan your whole day around it. I recommend a walk around this area to marvel at the other building’s architecture around these palaces; it’s a beautiful area.
Arun & Jayati Singh
Very interesting place. You need to buy tickets and there is a locked place to put your backpack securely. There is also a lovely shop to buy souvenirs. I loved the section on the crown jewels and everything is written also in English.
Loved visited Amalienborg Palace! Especially seeing the rooms that were from the other palace premises that had been moved here as they were decades ago. Beautiful collections of art and antiques pieces. Phenomenal royal history too and I was gratefu.. Read more »l for the English information and descriptions ☺️
Such beautiful buildings. The architecture is amazing, but thats so many places here. It was nice to be there early and beat the crowds for the changing of the guard.
Great architecture, interesting displays. Neat to see where formal events were held, and living quarters of previous royals. Saw the changing of the guards at noon too! This was a nice and relaxed visit!
I recently visited Amalienborg Palace and was in awe of its grandeur and historical significance. The palace complex is truly a sight to behold, with its beautiful architecture and regal presence.
The palace is the official residence of the Danish r.. Read more »oyal family and offers a glimpse into their rich heritage. The changing of the guard ceremony, which takes place in the courtyard, was a memorable experience. The guards' precision and ceremonial traditions were captivating to witness.
While I didn't have the opportunity to explore the palace interiors, the exterior alone is impressive enough to leave a lasting impression. The perfectly symmetrical layout and the stunning statue of King Frederik V at the center add to the overall charm of the place.
The surrounding area offers picturesque views of the waterfront and is perfect for a leisurely stroll. It's a great spot for taking photographs and immersing oneself in the city's history and culture.
I recommend visiting Amalienborg Palace to anyone interested in Danish royalty and architectural beauty. It's a cultural gem that showcases the grandeur of the past and provides a unique glimpse into the lives of the royal family. Don't miss this iconic landmark when you're in Copenhagen!"
What a way to end the Grand Tour of Copenhagen with the magnificent showstopper, Grand Amalienborg! BTW, in 2015, this was the first royal palace that I had ever seen in my life. Now, I'm back, and today, Queen Margrethe is the oldest reigning .. Read more »monarch in Europe! It's a lovely day to be back in Copenhagen! Four houses fit for HRH! Absolutely, stunning! 🇩🇰❤️😁🌍
The museum area to visit was very small, not really worthy. From my view not a must place to visit. The area outside is beautiful and nice to visit. The guard change is not that spectacular, actually a little bit boring. During the change the place i.. Read more »s filled with visitors.
There’s palaces that belong to different kings in Denmark history here. And in the middle there’s a Frederik V statue. Definitely a visit point when you are in Copenhagen. But to be honest I don’t find it really spectacular. There a.. Read more »re always tourist groups around but the place is quite big so you don’t really feel overwhelmed by the crowd
A nice square to visit with royal guards, beautiful buildings with great architecture around it, a nice statue in the center. We were able to see the change in shift of the guards and their parade with all the soldiers and the flag. Definitely a grea.. Read more »t place to visit if you come here to Copenhagen even if it is just for a day.
Really nice area and a stunning castle. You have to see the changing of the guards. It’s at 12 every day and get packed but u can get a good view. Flags mean the family is home which we learned that today. Explore the area. You will enjoy it.
Beautiful classic building complex with equestrian statue of King Frederik V right in the center. We can also see the iconic Frederiks Kirke (Frederik’s Church) from there as it’s within walking distance.
Like the others said, the changi.. Read more »ng of the guard ceremony is interesting to watch, it can be a bit crowded during holidays or in the weekends, but weekdays are usually less crowded. And summer would be a better time to visit than during the Denmark’s windy winter. Do come around 11.30-11.50 and pick a spot to watch. If you’re not tall like me 🤭 (170 cm or less), try to stand in the front row as you’ll be struggle to get a clear view.
Izzat A. Husrieh
If you happen to visit at noon, you can experience the changing of the guards. They March everyday from their barracks near Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen and end up at this location. While only a small portion of the p.. Read more »alace is open to the public, it features a well organized exhibition that offers a fair overview of royal life in the recent past and palace interiors. The first floor has mostly reproduced studies of the various monarchs while the upper floor is meant to demonstrate the contemporary interiors of the palace...
The staff were so helpful. The palace was fun to tour and also so open given the royals still live here. Also got to see the changing of the guard take place at 1200
Despite my general disinterest in royalty and jewelry, I still found the museum located here surprisingly fascinating. Seeing just how interwoven the Royal Families of Europe are and getting a sense of the scope of activities they are required to att.. Read more »end was a great use of an afternoon and well worth the admission.
The home of Denmark’s King and Queen. Unfortunately one of them was in residence and as such there were no tours available. Still a beautiful place to visit and take in the wonderful architecture.
An impressive ensemble of 4 identical palaces with classical frontage. In one palace (Palais Christian VIII.) nowadays the Amalienborg museum is located. If there on time, one can attend changing of the royal life guard.
If you have to choose between Rosenborg and Amalienborg, the better choice is for sure Rosenborg!
But also here I can recommend to buy your tickets only, even if you do this only shortly before your visit.
Usually there are long queues and there is a.. Read more » maximum number of people allowed to enter every 10 minutes. If you buy your ticket online for your preferred timeslot, you can skip the queue + you can enter without additional waiting time.
Rally nice place which offers nice old buildings, big statue in the middle and cathedral little in the back. The thing I really liked about this place (square) is, that it wasn’t overcrowded.
Decent place to visit if you have the city pass, but I wouldn’t recommend spending the money for a stand-alone ticket as the items aren’t anything too special (other than the Faberge room which is pretty small). They have free lockers to .. Read more »store your items as you walk around and bathrooms available on the ground floor.
Very nice rococo royal palaces complex which worth visiting together with Frederik's Church nearby and Amalie Garden near the waterfront.
It's a Danish royal residence. Interesting that originally it was built for 4 different noble families.. Read more » and it was bought by the royal family later after the fire in the Christiansborg, the previous royal residence.
Everyday in midday (12 PM) on the square there is Changing of the Guard ceremony. Many tourists come to see it, so need to arrive a bit earlier. Main actions of the ceremony are held near the Christian VII Palace building.
Amazing Royal residence in the heart of Copenhagen! It’s a must see because it has an interesting structure, in fact it’s composted by five buildings all around a square because in origin there were dove noble families who decided to buil.. Read more »d it. You can also see the change of the Royal guards everyday at 11am. You can also visit part of the building which has inside lots of decorations and amazing furniture.
It was a interesting palace. You just walked in to a kind of court and around you there are different buildings. Apparently at every building around lives a part of the royal family and there are underground tunnels so they can visit eachother.
We w.. Read more »ere there when there were guards walking around so that was nice to see.
It’s something nice to have visited if you are in the area.
Impressive. The main palace is flanked by 4 smaller palaces where the prince and princesses live, patrolled by an honor guard. While we were there, someone drove into the courtyard so all the guards came to attention immediately until the car had bee.. Read more »n driven into the palace and the door had been shut. Not sure who drove but it was a man.
Its one of the highlights in Copenhagen. Beautiful presented. It is a living castle and guards directions must be followed. I also like the setting near the water and the fact that it is open to the public as much as possible.
Royal place that functions nowadays. Daily at 12 pm there is public guard exchange that worth to see. Guard's outfit depends on the presence of Queen inside and if there are visitors - based on their status.
Next to the main Palace there is an .. Read more »exhibition of royal jewelries, including Faberge Egg - real masterpiece.
Tip: if you come earlier, you can find good spot to watch easier.
Amalienborg was a fun place to visit. We enjoyed reading about the more recent royals and going through the rooms. I gave this a 4 just because I feel the other palaces in Denmark have much more history and more rooms to go through as well as beautif.. Read more »ul grounds. If you do have time it's definitely worth a visit and if you plan it correctly you can also see the changing of the guards at noon. You will want to purchase your tickets before hand as only a certain amount if visitors are allowed in at a time. It's currently only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Majestic place. Don't expect to see the queen or any royalty there except in rare occasions but you will definitely see many royal guards and tourists. A single tip: don't pose close the guards or bother them in any way as it is prohibited!
The changing of the guards is fun to watch but very crowded with tourists. If you decide to skip it, it’s fine, as it’s not very interesting, and actually quite boring especially with all the people. The palace is nice with a statue in th.. Read more »e middle and a great view of the nearby church. It is right by the water and looks beautiful too.
The changing of the Royal Guard at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen happens every day at noon. We happened to discover this tidbit by chance and then decided to start our day in Copenhagen with this. We raced down to central Copenhagen all the way fr.. Read more »om our Hotel Hilton Copenhagen Airport which is way down south but the efficient metro means it's about a 20 minute ride!
When we got to the Amalienborg Square, the place was abuzz with excitement. A few cops got involved with crowd control and began to usher us beyond a line. At around 1220 or so, the guards showed up. By this point, the crowd had swelled and people had their cameras and phones out.
The changing of the guard itself proved to be one of those relics from the past that still held some sort of ceremonial value but whose appeal and symbolic power were dwindling. This was evident in the reactions most people seemed to have to the activity.
For first-timers like us, the experience held greater appeal and we lingered on for a bit after many had left. The near automaton like figures marching and saluting in unison was, if nothing else, a visually elegant activity to behold.
Do give it a look if you have the time. It's also guaranteed to give a couple of great photographs for enthusiasts. Also, it can also serve as a start for a walking tour of the rest of central Copenhagen.
The official residence of the Danish Royal Family, the Amalienborg Palace is the most sightseeing place to visit in all of Denmark. The architectural design of the palace is Rocco and both the exterior and interior design is grand, gilded and lavish... Read more » The collection of several exotic and beautiful royal artifacts should be seen by all. Recently on 16 April Her Majesty's birthday just passed and HM Queen Margrethe II celebrated her 81st birthday. God Save The Queen. ??
One of the official residences of the Danish monarch and the royal family, this palace in the historic center of Copenhagen is one of the most favorite tourist spots. Entrance fee is 50 DKK and allows you to enter two of four of the palaces. There is.. Read more » the statue Frederick V.'s statue and also worth visiting is neighboring St. Christian church with its marvelous dome.
This tourist place is quite precious for me. Our school teacher brought us and the three of us just enjoy the place, nature and the sun. This is great place for walking. Seaside, and it is located nearby the castle where the queen family and the quee.. Read more »n itself live.
Watching the changing of the guard is nice if you like the ceremony and there's a bit of music, but mostly they're just going about their jobs. It's worth seeing but not worth waiting around for if the weather is bad. As for the buildi.. Read more »ngs, they're worth a small detour to see - you can also see the garden and other views - but this castle is still in use so don't expect to see inside.
Residence of the royal family.
Nice, large square, surrounded by 4 beautiful buildings. All protected by the royal lifeguard. Absolutely must-see og you visit Copenhagen!
Emily The Goddess
Amelienborg is my favorite castle in Copenhagen. It's just the right size. Frederick's Church is a stone's true away and it's just a great place. Highly recommend!
A must visit if you are in Copenhagen. The palace is very modern and elegantly decorated. The beauty of the castle will blow you away.
We saw the parade outside the palace . Elegant guards in uniforms performed in a show just in the garden . Suggestive inside and very “ classy “ ?
Worth a visit, the place is well kept and clean, but really not all that much to see or do. The changing of the guards might be of interest to some.
Dr. Iram Khan
It is a royal palace of immaculate beauty. With the Frederik Church in the background and the Black Diamond at the front, there is something of composure, peace and permanance about the place, that bestows certain serenity to it. It is definitely wor.. Read more »th a visit if one is traveling to the city of Copenhagen.
Beautiful location! At the time of my visit, it was quiet. Most people were relaxing at the harbour
Amalienborg Palace no doubt one of the beautiful place and palace of Copenhagen, is located in the center of the city. It is really a mixture both art and history. Very pleasant look of the palace specifically beautiful canals and botanical gardens a.. Read more »round make it more worth to see this place. Visit Copenhagen is incomplete without seeing the Amalienborg Palace and it's surroundings.
It was interesting to see the rooms and studies of the royals, completely filled floor to ceiling with framed photos, pipes, books, and knickknacks galore! It was a hoot - is this really how they lived, or did they just fill the rooms with all their .. Read more »possessions at once? Only when the rooms were bare, could we walk freely without being behind the glass. Anyway, it was entertaining and I had a good time - I would say this is a must-do in Copenhagen! (I visited in August 2019.)