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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 (12pm daily). The brass band accompanies the guardsmen only if the palace is occupied by someone from the royal family. Put Amalienborg into our Copenhagen trip itinerary tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Copenhagen.
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  • Gotta check out where the Queen of Denmark lives when she is in Copenhagen. The castle is pretty impressive in the middle of Copenhagen, lot of things to see around the place, so do not miss out on...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Fun to watch The Changing of the Guard ceremony everyday at noon. Well worth it. Not only is it free. But you can if you get there early you can get a good spot and get up close to the guards and actually get good pictures and see them in action. Not like Buckingham Palace in England where you can't get close to the Guards
  • Again Copenhagen shows some of it's marvelous architecture. The guards are interesting for a minute, but nothing too special. If you come for the guards, don't bother. If it's the beautiful buildings, this is for you!

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