You may wonder if your eyes are misleading you as you behold the Amalienborg. This Rococo palace complex, which serves as the residence of the Danish royals, consists of four palaces that are exact copies of one another, all organized symmetrically around a small square. Notice the statue of a man on a horse in the middle of the square - it depicts king Frederick V, who ruled the country in the 18th century.
The palaces, built between 1750 and 1760, have been the home to the Danish monarchs ever since the Christiansborg Palace burned to the ground in 1794. While some of the palaces are not open to the public, the Christian VII's Palace serves as a museum and is open to visitors.
Visit at noon if you want to see the ceremony of changing of royal guards. You can even find out whether the queen is currently in the palace. If so, the guards will be accompanied by a music band. Take care to arrive on time though, as the entire ceremony only lasts for about 15 minutes.
1st January: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
2nd January - 30th April 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday closed)
Winter holiday: 11th February – 26th February:
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Every day)
Easter: 11th April - 17th April:
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Every day)
1st May – 15th June:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
16th June - 15th September:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
16th September - 31st October:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1st November – 22nd December: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday closed)
23rd December - 25th December: Closed
26th December - 30th December: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
31st December: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adults: 95 DKK
Seniors (65+), students: 65 DKK
Children (under 17): free
Official website http://www.kongernessamling.dk/en/amalienborg/
Phone +45 3312 2186
Address Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K, Denmark
Coordinates 55°41'2.43" N 12°35'35.281" E