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Amalienborg

Amalienborg
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Type of Attraction
Castles, Palaces, Historic Homes
Neighborhood
Downtown
Interests That Apply
Photography, Architecture, History
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Price: Free
Admission to the museum in Christian VIII's Palace runs around $10-15 per adult, and the same for tours in Christian VII's Palace. The other two palaces are not open to the public.
Is there parking?: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Mobility Assistance Available: Wheelchair Elevator
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Not Available
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Amalienborg

Amalienborg Palace

Residence of the Danish Royal Family


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Address: Phone:
Amalienborgs Slotsplads
Copenhagen, 1257
+45 3312 2186

Description

Built by Frederik V to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the House of Oldenborg, Amalienborg consists of four palaces built around a square. These are Moltkes Palace (Christian VII's palace), Schackske Palace (Christians IX's palace and residence of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik), Levetzaus Palace (Christian VIII's palace and residence of Crown Prince Frederik) and Brockdorfske Palace (Frederik VIII's palace). Architect Niels Eigtved was heavily influenced by the rococo style. Of the four palaces, Moltkes Palace is considered the most outstanding. When Christiansborg burned down in 1794, the royal family moved to Amalienborg, since then it has been their official residence. The square is dominated by Saly's equestrian statue of Frederik V (1723-1766) which, together with the palace buildings, forms a breathtaking architectural ensemble. Lovers of the royal family flock to the square once a year to celebrate Queen Margrethe's birthday.






Times & Dates

Open Hours: Hours vary by season and palace - check websites for details
Notes: The Amalienborg Museum is open 10am-4pm, daily, May-Oct and 11am-4pm, daily, Nov-Apr; the open hours may be abbreviated from Nov-Apr.
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Best Time to Visit: Noon
Why Best: Every day at noon there is a changing of the guards.
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: Admission to the museum in Christian VIII's Palace runs around $10-15 per adult, and the same for tours in Christian VII's Palace. The other two palaces are not open to the public.

Exposure

Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Nearest Train or Bus: Østerport st.
Best Modes of Transportation: Walking
Notes: The palace is situated in the heart of the city, and therefore it is within walking distance of many other sights and attractions.
Parking Availability: No


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