Amalienborg

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General Information

The home of the royal family in Denmark is Amalienborg Palace that is situated in the capital city, Copenhagen. The palace was opened in 1760 and was originally used as the home of nobles until the old royal palace burned down, the royals then moved into Amalienborg and have used it as their home ever since. The palace consists of four classical buildings with Rococo interiors that are situated around an octagonal courtyard, which has a statue of King Frederick in its centre. The palace is seen as a must-see for visitors to the city and the changing of the guard is a highly popular event.

Getting there

The easiest way to get to the palace is by using the public transport system, specifically the bus system. By bus, use either the 1A, 20E, 26 or 350S.

Opening Times and Admission

The palace has a museum that is dedicated to the royals, it is open to visitors from 10am-4pm and costs 95 DKK to enter. The palace has a changing of the guard daily at 11:30 am on the square, this is popular with visitors. Most of the palace is restricted due to the royals living there and security is therefore high.

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  • Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K, Denmark
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  • +45 33 12 21 86

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