Amalienborg Palace is a must for anyone with a taste for royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family who still resides inside the palace.
Experience royal history at the museum and sense the present of the world's oldest monarchy from the beautiful palace square where you can watch the changing of the guards.
Changing of The Royal Guard
Amalienborg is famous for its Royal Guard, called Den Kongelige Livgarde. Every day you can experience the changing of the guards, as they march from their barracks in 100 Gothersgade by Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen and end up at Amalienborg, where the changing of the guard takes place at 12:00 noon.
Surrounding the palace square with its statue of King Frederik V from 1771, Amalienborg is made up of four identical buildings. These are Christian VII’s Palace (also known as Moltke's Palace, used as guest residence), Frederik VIII’s Palace (also known as Brockdorff’s Palace, home of the Crown Prince family), Christian IX’s Palace (also known as Schack’s Palace, home of the Queen and Prince Consort) and Christian VIII’s Palace (also known as Levetzau' Palace, used as guest palace for Prince Joachim and Princess Benedikte). It’s in this building you’ll find Amalienborg Museum.
Visit the museum and experience royal life past and present
Amalienborg Museum presents the private interiors of the most recent kings and queens and an exhibit on the monarchy today with its many traditions.
The scope of the museum stretches back 150 years to Christian IX and Queen Louise, who were known as "the in-laws of Europe" because four of their children ascended to the thrones of England, Greece, Russia and Denmark respectively.
As in a journey through time, the rooms of Christian IX, Queen Louise and their descendants stand intact. Each reflects the modern taste of its period and the personalities of the kings and queens, whether it is in military, Victorian, or knightly style.
The large garden room offers an insight into royal life and the monarchy in the 21st century. Royal life entails many duties and traditions, and there is plenty of opportunity to explore them and gain an understanding of what it means to be royal today.
On Saturdays there is admittance to the royal reception rooms on the piano nobile, which are still used by the royal family. Children are guided by signs designed to meet their needs and engage them.