Amalienborg Palace

Local nameAmalienborg
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark

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.

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Opening hours

Jan 1: 11 am - 7 pm
Jan 2 - Apr 30: 11 am - 4 pm (Monday closed)
Winter holiday: Feb 11 - Feb 26:
11 am - 4 pm (daily)
Easter: Apr 11 - Apr 17:
11 am – 4 pm (daily)
May 1 – Jun 15: 10 am - 4 pm
Jun 16 - Sep 15: 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 16 - Oct 31: 10 am - 4 pm
Nov 1 – Dec 22: 11 am – 4 pm (Monday closed)
Dec 23 - Dec 25: closed
Dec 26 - Dec 30: 11 am – 4 pm
Dec 31: 11 am – 3 pm


Adults: 95 DKK
Seniors (65+), students: 65 DKK
Children (under 17): free

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +45 3312 2186

Address Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K, Denmark

Coordinates 55°41'2.43" N 12°35'35.281" E

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