You’ll find Amalienborg Palace, the winter home of the Danish Royal Family, just a short walk from The King’s New Square (Kongens Nytorv). Made up of four grand palaces on a square, this is a chance for you to get up close to Danish royalty. You’ll often see Danish princes and princesses driving in and out and you may even spot the Queen! Have your photo taken with the Royal Guard here but don’t expect them to smile!
Every day at around 11.30am, the Royal Guard marches from Rosenborg Castle through the city to Amalienborg Palace, ready to take up their post at Queen Margrethe’s door. You can catch them en route down Bredgade, near The King’s New Square (Kongens Nytorv), and follow them to Amalienborg Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards at midday. When the Queen is in residence, they are accompanied by the Royal Guard marching band for some serious pomp!
Visit the home of the Danish Crown Jewels, the breathtaking Rosenborg Castle. Set in the city’s most popular park, the King’s Garden (Kongens Have), Rosenborg is a wonderful example of renaissance architecture right at the heart of the city. It's also a great place for a picnic in the sun!
Just across the road from Amalienborg Palace is the impressive Marble Church (Marmor Kirke), the largest domed church in Scandinavia. Other royal spots across the city include the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace (today’s Parliament) which you can visit and Copenhagen Cathedral (The Church of our Lady), which has hosted many royal events, including the wedding of the Crown Prince Couple, HRH Prince Frederik and HRH Princess Mary of Denmark.
The World Heritage Sites of Roskilde Cathedral, burial place of the Danish Royal Family, and Kronborg Castle in Elsinore (Helsingør), Hamlet’s fictional home, are both short day trips from Copenhagen.
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