Amalienborg Castle and palace garden
Experience Amalienborg Castle and the beautiful Amalie Garden in the heart of Copenhagen. Amalienborg is the royal family's official main residence and a masterpiece of Danish architecture.
In addition to enjoying the beautiful architecture and the impressive building from the outside, it is also possible to enter and see the castle. Read our guide before your visit.
Amalienborg Castle is the main residence of the royal family and made of four almost identical palaces. In the middle of the castle square, you can see the statue of Frederik the 5th.
It is also on the castle square that the Danish population celebrates the royal house's anniversaries. Thousands of people are always gathered in the square when the royal family steps out onto Amalienborg's balconies.
Who lives where at Amalienborg?
Amalienborg Castle consists of four identical palaces. The royal family lives in three of the palaces.
The palaces are:
- Christian IX's Palace
- Christian VIII's Palace
- Christian VII's Palace
- Frederik VIII's Palace
Christian IX's Palace
Christian IX's Palace is Queen Margrethe'sMargrethe’s official residence during the winter months, as she lives at Fredensborg Castle in North Zealand during the spring and summer months.
Christian VIII's Palace
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie live in Christian VIII's Palace with their families when they visit Denmark. When Princess Benedikte visit Denmark, she also lives in Christian VIII's Palace.
In Christian VIII's Palace, you can also find Amalienborg Museum. Read more about the museum on this page.
Christian VII's Palace
Christian VII's Palace is the The Queens’ representative palace.
Frederik VIII's Palace
The crown prince couple lives in Frederik VIII's Palace with their four children: Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.
The Amalienborg Museum is located in Christian VIIII's Palace. At the museum, you can see:
- The king's study
- The Faberge chamber
- Garden salon
- The dining room
It is also possible to go on tours in the permanent exhibitions at Amalienborg Museum.
Changing of the guard at Amalienborg
At the castle, you can experience the changing of the guard. The tradition has taken place since 1794.
What time is the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Castle?
The shift takes place every day at 12:00. The shift takes approximately 45 minutes.
At 11:27 The Royal Life Guard marches from the barracks in Gothersgade down to Amalienborg Castle Square, where the changing of the guard then takes place at 12:00.
The changing of the guard always attracts many spectators, and it is definitely worth experiencing.
The Amalie Garden
You will find The Amalie Garden between Amalienborg Castle and the waterfront. The Amalie Garden is a beautiful park in the middle of vibrant Copenhagen.
In the garden you can sit down and enjoy the sight of the beautiful flowers in all shapes and colors, while the sound of the water from the fountain lets you forget things around you.
More questions and answers about the castle.
When was Amalienborg built?
Amalienborg was built in the 1750s. The four castles were originally built for four noble families, but were later bought by the royal family.
Where is Amalienborg located?
You can find Amalienborg at Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K.
How many square meters is Amalienborg?
The four palaces have together an area of approximately 26,500 square meters.
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